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Open a Joint Stock Company in Liechtenstein

Open a Joint Stock Company in Liechtenstein

Foreign enterprisers and corporations may establish several types of companies in Liechtenstein. While investors seeking to start small businesses may choose the partnership or the private limited liability company, companies and those interested in making a large investment will usually the public limited liability company, also known as the joint stock company in Liechtenstein. No matter the type of company one decides to open, our company registration agents in Liechtenstein can assist them.

The joint stock company in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is one of the European countries where opening a joint stock companies brings many advantages to investors. First of all, this type of company offers limited liability to its shareholders while also allowing it to trade its shares on the Liechtenstein Stock Market. Foreign investors should also note that Liechtenstein allows the formation of a Societas Europaea which is the accepted form of the European joint stock company.

In order to open a joint stock company in Liechtenstein, a local or a foreign investor will need to:

  • –          to deposit a minimum share capital of 50,000 CHF, euros or USD;
  • –          to find a location which will serve as the company’s registered address;
  • –          appoint a board of directors;
  • –          appoint auditors;
  • –          appoint a local representative, if the company will offer its services abroad.

A minimum number of two shareholders is required to register a joint stock company in Liechtenstein. After the company is incorporated, the shares can be transferred to a single shareholder.

Please watch our video on joint stock company registration in Liechtenstein:

Registration of public companies in Liechtenstein

The company formation process of a Liechtenstein joint stock company relies on the Articles of Association which determine the structure of the company, the types of shares which will be issued and which will also contain information on the shareholders and directors. Our company formation consultants in Liechtenstein can assist with the drafting of the Articles of Association.

The incorporation documents, together with the selected company name and details about the shareholders and directors will be submitted with the Public Register in Liechtenstein. Based on these documents, the Trade Register will issue the joint stock company’s Certificate of Incorporation.

If you need assistance in opening a joint stock company, please contact our Liechtenstein company formation representatives.