Drafting and Vetting Company Documents in Switzerland
Drafting and Vetting Company Documents in SwitzerlandUpdated on Wednesday 05th July 2017
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Companies registered in Switzerland are incorporated based on a set of legal documents, which have to be concluded in accordance with the applicable legislation. Most of the company’s documents are to be drafted in front of a public notary in Switzerland, a procedure which will require the payment of specific fees. Our team of Swiss lawyers can offer legal assistance on the drafting and vetting of the company’s corporate documents, such as the company’s statutory documents or various types of contracts, concluded between the legal entity and its business partners or its employees.
Types of corporate documents in Switzerland
Starting with the incorporation procedures, any company in Switzerland will need to conclude a set of legal documents, depending on the business form chosen for incorporation. In the case of a limited liability company – the most popular type of legal entity registered here, the investors will need to draft the articles of association and the memorandum, following the regulations of the commercial legislation. Our team of lawyers in Switzerland can offer in-depth assistance on the provisions that can be included on such documents.
After the company starts its business activities, it will need to establish a wide set of documents, as prescribed by the applicable legislation.
Our attorneys in Switzerland can draft or vet documents such as:
• commercial contracts, concluded with other legal entities or natural persons;
• shareholder’s agreements;
• share certificates, issued for the company’s founders who are entitled to own a percentage of shares in the respective company;
• sale/ purchase contracts.
Concluding a Swiss agreement
Any agreement or contract in Switzerland should contain certain provisions. In a commercial contract, the parties will need to establish the subject of the contract, the deadline up until the parties will need to pay or deliver a product or a service, the commercial value of the contract, the rights and obligations of the parties and numerous others. It is important to know that prior to signing a contract in Switzerland, it is highly recommended to receive legal assistance on the draft of the agreement.
Businessmen or other parties interested in drafting and vetting corporate documents are invited to contact our law firm in Switzerland for more details.