A 20% deposit is required of the share capital, or 50,000 CHF, whichever is higher, during the first company shareholder meeting.
The Swiss Code of Obligations
outlines that new share capital is permitted to be generated or boosted by ordinary, conditional or authorised capital. Shareholders must approve the capital increase regardless of the capital type.
A Swiss public limited company's highest risk is shareholders losing their share capital, which could occur if a company files bankruptcy. This business form is still popular though, besides its high deposit requirements, as it creates a number of benefits for small businesses, specifically relating to liability and regulations.
Public liability companies and limited liability companies are the only two legal company types in Switzerland. There are more options though, and we are able to assist you in finding the best option for you. Contact one of our consultants for more.
We insist you not to confuse share capital and offshore asset leaders