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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a landlocked country in Central Europe bounded by Switzerland and Austria. The capital and main financial centre is Vaduz.

The Principality of Liechtenstein was founded in 1719 and became a sovereign state in 1806. It was closely allied to Austria until after the First World War and since that time it has been in a monetary and customs union with Switzerland. Switzerland also looks after its external relations. It is a member of the European Economic Area. There is an elected Assembly but the Sovereign retains extensive powers.

Companies are formed in Liechtenstein under the Law on Persons and Companies 1926, also known as the PGR Code. Trust Enterprises are formed under the Law Concerning the Trust Enterprise 1928. There are several forms of corporate, trust and quasi-trust vehicle some of which are unique to Liechtenstein. The most commonly used are the company limited by shares, the limited liability company, the Establishment (Anstalt), the Foundation (Stiftung), the Trust Enterprise and the Trust.

The financial services industry is regulated by the FMA Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein, which commenced operating on 1st January 2005. It is an integrated supervisory body incorporating the Financial Services Authority, the Due Diligence Unit and the Insurance Division of the Office of Economic Affairs.

Liechtenstein offshore company regulations
Type of entity AG Company
Type of law Civil
Corporate taxation 0.1% on assets with min annual tax of CHF 1,000
Double taxation treaties available Yes only with Austria
Share Capital
Usual currency CHF
Permitted currencies CHF 
Minimum paid up CHF 50,000
Usual authorised CHF 50,000
Directors
Minimum number 1
Local resident required Yes
Records publicly available Yes
Corporate Director allowed Yes 
Shareholders / Members
Minimum number 1
Records publicly available Yes
Location of Meetings Anywhere
Company Secretary
Required No
Local or qualified N/A
Accounts
Required Yes
Audit required No
Filing required No
Publicly available N/A
Other
Annual return required Yes
Change of domicile permitted Yes
Shelf companies available No
Time to incorporate shelf co N/A
Time to incorporate new co

5-7 working days

 

Liechtenstein offshore company regulations
Type of entity Anstalt Company
Type of law Civil
Corporate taxation 0.1% on assets with min annual tax of CHF 1,000
Double taxation treaties available Yes only with Austria
Share Capital
Usual currency CHF 
Permitted currencies CHF 
Minimum paid up CHF 30,000
Usual authorised CHF 30,000
Directors
Minimum number 1
Local resident required Yes
Records publicly available Yes
Corporate Director allowed Yes
Shareholders / Members
Minimum number 1 holder of Founder's right
Records publicly available Yes
Location of Meetings Anywhere
Company Secretary
Required No
Local or qualified N/A
Accounts
Required Yes
Audit required No
Filing required No
Publicly available N/A
Other
Annual return required yes 
Change of domicile permitted Yes
Shelf companies available No
Time to incorporate shelf co N/A 
Time to incorporate new co 5-7 working days

To learn more about Liechtenstein company services follow the link below or call us on our offices

Telephone Number: 44 20 7097 1385



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