As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Liechtenstein Handelsregister means we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Liechtenstein company searches.
In Liechtenstein the documents available from the Handelsregister vary depending on the legal form of the target company. When legal form is a Aktiengesellschaft company (Ltd) we can provide a copy of the whole company file, certified copies can be provided at an additional cost.
If the legal form is an establishment then only the extract included in the company search is available. Statutes or other document for an establishment can only be provided by the Handelsregister if, you have a legitimate interest under Liechtenstein Law. The documents would be provided in German.
The contents of a Liechtenstein company search report will include:
The additional contents of the company search report depend on the legal form of the Liechtenstein company. The company extract is in German which, is the official language in Liechtenstein.
The search report will be ordered from the Liechtenstein Handelsregister and is delivered by email in 5 days.
With a Liechtenstein Foundation - private non-registered foundation (Art:955a PGR), due to Liechtenstein laws information can only be obtained by a member of the foundation. The company search at the registry with only confirm the entity is a private non-registered foundation.
The Liechtenstein Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Liechtenstein companies registry when a Liechtenstein company is incorporated, We can provide a registry copy of a Liechtenstein company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.
A Certificate of Good Standing is not available from the Liechtenstein companies registry.
Company Statutes for an establishment are not publicly available from the Liechtenstein Handelsregister. To provide a copy of the statutes for a company you have prove a legitimate interest under Liechtenstein Law PGR: Art. 953, Abs. 3.
Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assist with your company documents requirements.
The Anstalt, the AG and the GmbH have a number of characteristics:
The Anstalt, is a holding company in Liechtenstein. There are no shareholders as such, simply beneficiaries, rather like a foundation or a trust.
This structure is used for holding patents or royalties or real estate.
The capital is at least CHF 30,000.
One director is required, which would normally be the person nominated to keep the company in good standing. This could well be the Liechtenstein based agent of the company.
The standard Limited Liability Company (Aktiengesellschaft) is incorporated by two or more shareholders and has a minimum capital of CHF 50,000. The minimum amount which can be subscribed to by any one shareholder is CHF 50.
One director must be holder of a Liechtenstein Trustee licence. Article 180a Act
All companies registered in Liechtenstein are classified into 1 of 4 types - micro, small, medium or large - based upon a company's balance sheet, turnover and number of employees. The category dictates which accounting and reporting documents a company must produce and file as well as how much detail each document must include.
A company is classified if it meets any two of that categories criteria for two consecutive years.
Companies have differing accounting and reporting requirements depending on the classification of the company:
Details of beneficial owners, shareholders and directors are available to the authorities via mandatory registers that each company must prepare and file. This information is not available for public inspection.