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Company Establishment in Zug Canton

With fantastic transportation infrastructure, clean environment and a hub for innovation, the Zug canton is an attractive residential region as well as a preferred business location. It offers a broad, but focused mix of sectors becoming an attractive tax situation and a business-friendly environment for any new entrepreneur ready to invest in.

Another reason for which many investors choose Canton Zug is because of the low taxes applied here - the lowest taxes in Switzerland. For example, a deductible tax on income and wealth was in 2011 at 8.5%, a withholding tax on dividends of 35 and a VAT tax of 8%, not payable for export of goods and services.

Though in Switzerland there are many types of companies to choose from, in Zug, the most popular are the “Aktiengesellschaft (AG)” and the “Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH)”.

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Registered trademark in Switzerland

A trademark is a legally protected sign, used to distinguish products and services belonging to different businesses. Any graphic representations can be used as trademarks according to the law, including words, letter combinations, numericals, graphic images, slogans, three-dimensional forms, tones, or combinations of all these elements.

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Largest Swiss companies

Since Switzerland is the place where many large multinational companies decide to establish their headquarters, due to the favorable taxation system, it comes as no surprise that some of the leading companies in various industry sectors are present in Switzerland.

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The Swiss pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry has a key role in the Swiss exports industry. In 2014, pharmaceuticals exports amounted to more than 70 billion CHF, which means that about one third of money earned abroad by Switzerland comes from pharmaceutical products.

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The Swiss corporation (AG)

The legal form for a Swiss corporation is the “Aktiengesellschaft” (AG), which is governed by the Swiss Code of Obligations. This type of company is best suited for multinational corporations looking to expand their activity on the Swiss market.

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Open a company branch in Switzerland

Branch offices are commercially independent businesses of a parent company. Foreign companies are able to open branch offices in Switzerland. Company branches are legally dependent of the head office, thus they do not have a legal personality. 

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