A shell or shelf company in Switzerland is a business that was not brought up to run economic operations. Shelf companies are usually set up to be sold later on to third parties. Most of these ready-made companies are stock companies (AG) or limited liability companies (L.L.C.).
A shelf company is usually a firm lacking economic operations for an amount time.
The owners and shareholders of a Swiss company have the possibility of keeping their identity unknown. You can save time due to a quick purchase of an already registered company and you can opt for one with a history or with no economic background. The only shares or stock of the company can be replaced or redistributed thus leading to the anonymity of the owner, like mentioned before. In order to purchase a Swiss shell company you only need an official contract, no notary needed.
The purchase of a Swiss shelf company is very little time-consuming and all you need is to sign a sales contract and pay the purchase price for the shares of the company before starting to use it. Ask for legal advice from our attorneys in Switzerland if you require personalized consultancy.
While the creation of a new company takes up to 18 days, the purchase of a shelf company will only take 10 days before it is registered to the Commercial Register.
If you need help in purchasing a shelf company in Switzerland our company offers you the best options and our specialists in corporate law can help you take the right decision and offer you the best assistance in making your purchase.