Investors who open a joint stock company in Liechtenstein
need to observe the requirements for this particular business type. This is a type of legal entity generally suited for larger corporations and one that has a larger share capital than the private limited liability company.
Our lawyers in Liechtenstein
describe the main characteristics of the joint stock company in Liechtenstein
as well as the requirements for its formation.
The characteristics of the joint stock company
The joint stock company, or the public limited company
, the Aktiengesellschaft, A.G.
is a commonly used type of legal entity, especially by larger companies and by those that want to list on a Stock Exchange
Like in the case of the private limited liability company, the founders of the joint stock in Liechtenstein are only liable to their investment made in the company. This is an important advantage for many investors.
The joint stock is required to have at least one director
and one shareholder who can be both natural and legal persons. There are requirements as per the nationality of the director, and one of our attorneys in Liechtenstein
can detail these residency requirements.
Requirements for opening a joint stock company in Liechtenstein
The joint stock company can be incorporated with a minimum registered capital of 50,000 CHF that is paid in full when the registration takes place. The capital of the company is divided into shares and the types of shares and their allotment may be described in the Articles of Association.
The application for company registration is submitted with the Commercial Register
and the company will be able to conduct business activities as soon as this registration is complete. One of our lawyers in Liechtenstein can assist you during the registration phase as well as with the preparation of the company’s constitutive documents.
The Liechtenstein joint stock is required to have a unique company name and a bank account. The company is subject to corporate taxation and to VAT registration and taxation. One of our attorneys in Liechtenstein can give you further details on the tax laws applicable to joint stock companies.
for more information on company formation as well as complete legal assistance for opening a joint stock company or another type of business entity.