сA Swiss verein is regulated by Swiss Civil Code
, and this code requires a verein
to be registered to the Commercial Register in Switzerland if the vereins business operations involve commercial activities. In particular, the legal structure of the verein must be registered on the Commercial Register before any commercial activities take place.
Originally the Swiss verein was developed to allow businesses who required non-profit operations to take place in order to maintain the business. This meant that in the past, vereins were only for non-profits and were not able to be used by profitable businesses. This original regulation still exists, so it is possible for investors to establish a verein for a non-profit business or non-government agencies.
A verein allows for the partnerships of other businesses to exist, this allows for the merger of multiple structures into one, do not confuse with the opening of a crowdfunding platform in Switzerland
. An additional good point to note that a verein allows for the merger of multiple businesses without requiring new registrations for tax and other aspects as each business is already operating and has already been registered for tax and on the Commercial Registry in the companies home country. For assistance with understanding this further, contact our consultants who will be able to elaborate on taxation and merging requirements. Check overall info about starting a business in Swiss