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New to Switzerland? – Blog Series About Settlement

Published: Sunday, October 8, 2023

Do you want to establish yourself in Switzerland by setting up a branch or company? Or are you settled outside Switzerland and now want to work and reside in Switzerland? The upcoming blog series will support you.

The blog articles will shed light on various important areas in the field of settling in Switzerland as a legal entity or as a private individual. They contain helpful information for setting up a new business in Switzerland as well as interesting facts for private individuals from abroad who want to live and work in Switzerland.

The following topics await you in the area of setting up a company in Switzerland:

  • Setting up a company – Forming a company (What does it take?)
  • Setting up a company – Staff (I want to hire staff.)
  • Company formation – Managing directors / Board of directors (I am a managing director / I have or need board members.)
  • Company formation – Insurances (What do I have to do? How do I proceed?)
  • Company formation – Operational business (How can I become operational as quickly as possible? What do I need?)
  • Setting up a company – Taxes (What do I need to consider?)
  • Setting up a company – Financing (Ways of raising money)

Upcoming blog posts on the topic of moving in as a private individual:

  • Insurances (What do I have to do? How do I proceed?)
  • Residence/work permit (Who has which options?)
  • Taxes (What will I have to pay?)

MSM Group AG in cooperation with Martin Rechtsanwälte GmbH have many years of experience in setting up companies and providing close support in business development through various services such as bookkeeping, personnel administration, office services (telephone service, domicile administration) and insurance advice. We also provide flexible support in the preparation of business plans and financial planning/monitoring. Martin Rechtsanwälte GmbH assists you with legal issues.

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This article was written in cooperation with the independent legal office “Martin Rechtsanwälte GmbH”.

Previous interesting blog posts on the topic of settling in Switzerland as a legal entity or private individual:

  • Advice on setting up a company
  • When exactly does the existence of an incorporated company begin?
  • Liabilities of the board of directors
  • New personal insurance policies (UVG/KTG and BVG)
  • Importance of the centre of life for the continuation of the settlement permit
  • Entering Switzerland or remaining in Switzerland to prepare for marriage
  • Family reunion
  • Sole proprietorship or limited liability company

Jürg Martin
Martin Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Practice Area:
Capital Markets
Phone Number:
+41 52 269 21 11
+41 52 214 14 00
Planning and implementing corporate and capital market transactions in the SME sector. Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Romanian The Firm The law firm Martin Rechtsanwälte GmbH offers advice and legal representation in the essential areas of Swiss and international business law. We use our knowledge of contract, corporate, intellectual property and administrative law as advisors and legal representatives for people and SME in business: Planning, establishment and development of companies financing and financial transactions of all kinds migration, labor, real estate Contracts and other legal relations: Checking, drawing up, enforcing Corporate takeovers, succession planning and reorganizations International coordination of different legal systems We work closely together with a team of accounting, HR and administration experts on an interdisciplinary basis.  We are particularly interested in situations where the legal fields combine, such as in the financial, IT and real estate sectors. We speak German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Kurdish.  We do not see law in isolation, but maintain an interdisciplinary overall view of the needs of our clients. Therefore, our support is not limited to legal analyses and procedures; common sense and our many years of entrepreneurial experience are always incorporated. We want to work out and achieve for our clients what they really need, while preserving their resources in the best possible way.

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