Liechtenstein is known as an important financial center in Europe
, with a low tax rate and an easy company formation processes.
Investors who open a financial company in Liechtenstein have access to a well-developed and competitive market and can use the location as a springboard to launch their financial services to neighboring European countries.
The financial services sector in Liechtenstein
Lichtenstein is an attractive location for financial investors and financial services companies
from around the world. The small principality has attractive corporate governance rules, a low tax rate and beneficial policies for the banking sector. All of these characteristics have made it a preferred location for many foreign financial services companies
. The country has revised its banking legislation in 2015 and aligned several EU provisions with its national law. One of our attorneys in Liechtenstein
can give you further details on the laws applicable to banking activities and for performing other financial services.
The financial services sector is comprised of banks, non-bank financial companies, public investment companies, insurance and reinsurance companies, asset management companies and other financial services provides.
The Financial Market Authority
is the authority in charge with licensing financial services providers in Liechtenstein. It supervises the banks and insurance companies as well as all of the other financial intermediaries. It also enforces a set of regulatory projects and anti-money laundering rules.
Company formation in Liechtenstein
Full foreign ownership is allowed in Liechtenstein and investors can choose from a number of types of legal entities. Companies in Liechtenstein
must have a unique company name, a bank account and be registered with the Commercial Register and the tax authorities.
One of our lawyers in Liechtenstein can help you with more information about all or any one of these steps. We can also help you obtain the required special permits and licenses.