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Open a General Partnership in Switzerland

Updated on Thursday 03rd August 2017

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Open-a-General-Partnership-in-Switzerland.jpgA general partnership in Switzeland has to be registered by at least two natural persons or legal entities. Investors who want to open a company in Switzeland can choose between setting up a general partnership or a limited partnership. The difference between the two legal entities is given by the liability regulations concerning  the company’s founders and our team of company formation agents in Switzerland may offer full assistance on the registration procedures applicable for these legal forms
 

Characteristics of a Swiss general partnership 

 
As a general rule, a general partnership in Switzerland represents a suitable legal entity for the investors who are interested in opening a small company. The company’s founders have full liability for the partnership’s debts and, therefore, the legal entity does not have a legal personality. 
 
Businessmen who want to start the procedure of company formation in Switzerland as a general partnership will need to conclude a contract in which they will state the company’s trading name and main business activities. Further on, it is necessary to register the general partnership with the Commercial Register in Switzerland
 
In order to register with the Commercial Register, the company’s founders (who will have the status of partners), will need to sign a request for the registration, a requirement that must be concluded by all the partners entering the general partnership. Our team of company formation representatives in Switzerland can offer more details on other requirements set out for this procedure. 
 

Compulsory requirements for a general partnership in Switzerland  

 
During the procedure of company registration in Switzerland, the investors will need to establish the company’s trading name, as mentioned above.  The name of a general partnership in Switzerland must contain the family name of one of the company’s partners
 
It is important to know that the commercial legislation related to partnerships in Switzerland does not stipulate to draft the company’s articles of association, as this is not a compulsory procedure. 
 
Businessmen who want to register a Swiss general partnership are invited to contact our team of consultants in company registration in Switzerland for an extensive presentation on this subject. 
 

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