Global Company Formation

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Global Company Formation is a specialist intermediary that is customized to your specific requirements 


OFF THE SHELF COMPANIES

 ‎€ 120 inc. documents,registered office & mail box 

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Company Registration

Trustco Services will handle all aspects of the process for incorporating your company and Company Registration in Switzerland & Luxembourg.
This will involve:

Discussing options and taking instructions from you, preparation and signature of all Fiduciary and Legal Agreements, opening of capital bank accounts for the capital of the company, preparing all incorporation documentation including the Foundation documentation including the Memorandum and Articles of Association (in German).
Arranging and attending the Notary Meeting to effect the incorporation and submission of all relevant incorporation documentation to the Commercial Registry for Company Registration.
Securing the Commercial Registration of the Company that will then enable it to commence trading. This overall process will normally take 5 days.
Post Incorporation:
  • Once the Company has been incorporated and registered there are a number of primary post incorporation tasks that need to be completed which we perform on your behalf namely:
  • Agreeing with you a chart of accounts for your Company and setting up an Accounting Mandate for your Company. Under Swiss law accounting records of the business are required to be maintained in Switzerland.
  • Discussing with you your business plans in a little more detail and preparation of a summary budget for the first 12 months of trading.
  • Establishing invoice and letterhead templates
  • Setting up bank accounts for the Company including in most cases online banking arrangements.
  • Registering the Company for Swiss VAT (where applicable)
  • Agreeing financial reporting formats and frequencies with you.
  • Agreeing with you operational policies with regard to the issue and receipt and payment of invoices and management of accounting records.  
  • Agreeing with you operational processes relating to the setting up and forwarding of telephone calls, faxes, emails, and postal communications and suchlike.

After Formation is complete the Company moves into an Administration phase where we provide on-going Administrative services covered by a Company Administration Agreement, based at our offices in  Zurich.

Call our Swiss company advisers for further details and to arrange appointment.


Registered Office Address

This service is aimed at multinational companies that require an address abroad without setting up a physical office themselves. Global Company Formation Group provides the official address of international entities in addition to other available corporate secretarial services as detailed below.

Mail handling Services

Global Company Formation Group can be assigned to open and scan all mail received by international entities and forward a soft copy of the relevant documents to a designated company contact.

Mail Box Service

  • 24 hour CCTV surveillance.
  • 24 hour access via key card.
  • Night duty security staff.
  • We wil Fax or text registered box owner when deliveries made.
  • Iphone & Android monitoring via mobile app (link up to our CCTV cameras).
  • Mailboxes within inner room.
  • Four different sized mail boxes to choose from.
  • Mail can be forwarded to private office/residential address, by next day delivery.

Full secretarial services available at our Zurich and Zug offices together with office space in Zurich.


Luxembourg Company Formation

Form a Luxembourg Corporation Introduction
Luxembourg is officially known as the “Grand Duchy of Luxembourg” which is a completely landlocked country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Germany to its east, Belgium to its west, and France to its south.
Luxembourg corporations are best known for their holding functions rather than being corporations actively engaging in business and commerce. A typical Luxembourg “Holding Company” is a legal corporation in regards to its tax status which is attractive to foreign investors. The Luxembourg SARL is similar to a limited liability company in other regions. The SARL has the legal liability protection of the corporation and the non-transferability of the company shares of a partnership. It can have between two and 100 partners. There is also the one person SARL, called the SARL unipersonnelle.
Cost of Setting up a Company in Luxembourg
The cost of setting up a Luxembourg company / corporation varies depending on the type of company and the capitalization requirements. You can get a better idea by using the number or form on this page to discuss it with a real human.

Benefits

There are many benefits for owning a Luxembourg corporation which include:

  • Security: Luxembourg has for many years been looked upon as a very secure political and economic country with a long history of allowing different legal entities to prosper, such as corporations, trusts, and private family wealth entities.
  • History as an Investment Center: In spite of being a very small country in terms of land area and population, Luxembourg is the world’s second largest investment funds center managing assets over 2.5 trillion Euros. More than 40% of all incoming and outgoing EU investments go through Luxembourg.
  • Territorial Tax: Non-resident Luxembourg corporations are only levied income taxes and corporate taxes on their Luxembourg source income. However, U.S. residents and citizens of countries which levy income taxes on their worldwide income will be subject to their own country’s taxes.
  • Bearer Shares: Shareholders are afforded privacy by choosing to obtain share certificates made out to “bearer” rather in one’s name like registered shares.
  • Holding Company: Luxembourg corporations choosing to be established as a SOPARFI (French acronym for Society of Participating Financiers) can hold and manage funds and assets while being able to lend and borrow money and collect royalty income. There are several tax benefits for this type of legal entity such as:

  • (a) Income tax exemption from dividends (including upon liquidation);

    (b) Capital gains tax exemption on qualifying participations; and

    (c) Pay dividends to qualified recipients exempt from withholding tax.
  • Family Wealth: Luxembourg corporations can be formed as a Family Wealth Management Company (SPF) where individuals can manage their private wealth preserving assets which can pass onto their heirs. While being exempt from most government taxes, the SPF must pay a yearly subscription tax based on share premiums and share capital at a rate of 0.25%.
  • Specialized Investment Fund (SIF): Luxembourg corporations can be formed as a special investment fund where institutional, professional, and savvy investors can invest in a variety of securities including hedge funds, private equity, and real estate. The SIF is only subject to yearly subscription tax based on the value of its net assets at a rate of 0.01%. In addition, VAT (sales tax) will only apply on services and purchases not related to the funds management.
Corporate Name
A newly formed Luxembourg corporation must select a unique corporate name which is not similar to other corporations. The corporate name must also end with the initials “AG” or “SA” to designate the particular type of corporation that it is. Also, the corporation’s name cannot be similar to a corporate shareholder. Once formed the Luxembourg certificate of incorporation will bear the company name.
Office Address and Local Agent
Luxembourg corporations must have both a local office and local registered agent in order to receive process server requests and official notices. The corporation is allowed to have a main address anywhere in the world.

Shareholders
At least one shareholder is required. The shareholder can reside in any country and be a private person or corporate entity.

In Luxembourg, a corporation is permitted to issue registered shares. Corporate shares may be issued with or without voting rights, depending on the company’s discretion. Corporate registered shares must be logged in the corporation’s log book. Registered shares can only be transferred by issuing a transfer statement which is authorized by both the transferor and transferee.

Luxembourg corporations can also issue bearer shares which are usually transferred by delivery of bearer certificates. Whoever is in possession of a bearer share certificate is the owner.

The corporation’s founder can be a private person or legal entity, and names can be kept confidential as long as that individual or entity is represented on paper by a founder in trust.

Directors and Officers
At least one director must be appointed. The director can reside in any country and be a private person or corporate entity.

Minimum Share Capital for a Luxembourg SARL
The minimum required authorized capital in Luxembourg is 31,000 EUR, which must be paid in full in order for the incorporation to occur. In addition, at least 25% of the nominal value of each share must be secured. Until the corporation finalizes its payment of authorized capital, the corporation can only issue registered shares. Once the authorized capital payment is paid, then the company can issue bearer shares.
Luxembourg Company Tax Rate
Luxembourg does not levy corporate or income taxes on non-resident corporations not doing business within its territory.

Annual Fees

The required annual fee for a company in Luxembourg is 6400 CHF, plus the registered agent/office fees.

Public Records
The only corporations entered into the public records are those conducting trade or commerce in Luxembourg.

There is no public disclosure of shareholders. The founder (owner) is publicly represented by nominees appointed as founders in trust.

Accounting and Audit Requirements
Accounting is mandatory for corporations. Records must be kept of the corporation’s finances and business transactions, and maintained so they are always up-to-date.

Annual General Meeting
An annual general meeting is mandatory for corporations.

Time Required for Incorporation
The estimated time required for the incorporation in Luxembourg is one week.

Shelf Corporations
Shelf companies are available in Luxembourg for faster incorporation.

Conclusion

A Luxembourg corporation offers many benefits, especially if foreigners want to use them as holding companies to manage assets and earn passive income for its beneficiaries. In addition, foreigners can establish family wealth entities and specialized investment funds which pay few taxes. Privacy to corporate owners and shareholders are offered by not having their names recorded in public records. In addition, bearer shares provide complete anonymity to shareholders. Nominee owners can be appointed as founders in trust to protect an owner’s privacy.

Luxembourg is a territorial tax country exempting non-resident corporations from corporate and income taxes for conducting business outside its borders.

Luxembourg also offers security with its political and economic structures which makes foreign investors comfortable.

Global Company Formation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been a pioneer in the financial services industry and is regulated and licensed by the Financial Services Commission.

The BVI team consists of qualified, knowledgeable staff with years of international experience in the regulated fiduciary industry. We can provide legal, compliance, trust and estate planning, accounting, mutual fund, company formation and registered office services, company management and company administration support for complex structures or  family operations.

The BVI a leading regulated fiduciary centre, ranked high on the Global Financial Centres Index, is politically stable and has an established and respected legal system, based on English common law, which inspires confidence in financiers.These attributes have landed the BVI on the OECD’s “white list”, accepted internationally as confirmation of a country’s high level of tax transparency, regulatory and compliance standards. A Financial Times survey conducted in 2012, found that the BVI was the second largest source of international foreign direct investment globally, with upwards of US$125 billion invested through the BVI each year.

The BVI has zero-rated corporation tax, with no wealth, capital gains or estate tax for entities. Further the administrative burden and costs of incorporating or maintaining a company in the BVI are low. The legal and financial framework has made the BVI a popular jurisdiction to incorporate private and holding companies, as well as public companies prior to admission to international stock exchanges.

In any economic climate, our staff can help you strengthen your business for growth, sustainability and success.


Global Company Formation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been a pioneer in the financial services industry and is regulated and licensed by the Financial Services Commission.

The BVI team consists of qualified, knowledgeable staff with years of international experience in the regulated fiduciary industry. We can provide legal, compliance, trust and estate planning, accounting, mutual fund, company formation and registered office services, company management and company administration support for complex structures or family operations.

The BVI a leading regulated fiduciary centre, ranked high on the Global Financial Centres Index, is politically stable and has an established and respected legal system, based on English common law, which inspires confidence in financiers.These attributes have landed the BVI on the OECD’s “white list”, accepted internationally as confirmation of a country’s high level of tax transparency, regulatory and compliance standards. A Financial Times survey conducted in 2012, found that the BVI was the second largest source of international foreign direct investment globally, with upwards of US$125 billion invested through the BVI each year.

The BVI has zero-rated corporation tax, with no wealth, capital gains or estate tax for entities. Further the administrative burden and costs of incorporating or maintaining a company in the BVI are low. The legal and financial framework has made the BVI a popular jurisdiction to incorporate private and holding companies, as well as public companies prior to admission to international stock exchanges.

In any economic climate, our staff can help you strengthen your business for growth, sustainability and success.


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