Switzerland

Company Law 

Are you founding or restructuring a company? Do you have questions related to collaborations or compliance?

 

We can advise you in planning and implementing projects under company law while adhering to all legal guidelines. In this process, we work closely with our colleagues from other service sectors of KPMG, for example tax advisory and auditing.

 

    What we offer

    Our clients include large companies and corporate groups as well as mid-sized companies from Switzerland and abroad.


    Our services:

    • Evaluation of ideal legal structures and
    • Founding of companies (joint-stock corporations, limited liability companies, etc.) and the creation of subsidiaries
    • Restructuring measures (capital increases and reductions, mergers, demergers, reorganizations, asset transfers)
    • Company documentation (organizational and executive rules and regulations)
    • Shareholder agreements, joint ventures
    • Adherence to legal requirements (compliance), including in the areas of corporate governance, D&O liability and transparency in compensation, as well as with relation to the corporate and auditing law changes which took effect on January 1, 2008.
    • Employee investment schemes
    • Transnational corporate transactions and restructuring measures

 

Corporate and Accounting Law

Parallel to the revision of the limited liability company (GmbH) law, various changes have been made to corporate law ("minor revision of corporate law”). Some modifications were also made to the commercial register law and in company law.

GmbH Law

With the revision of the Swiss Code of Obligations, the legal structure of the limited liability company (GmbH) in Switzerland shall consistently be established as a personal capital company.

Audit Law

On December 16, 2005, in parallel to the revised GmbH (limited liability company) law, the Federal Assembly approved the revised audit law in the Swiss Code of Obligations, as well as the new Audit Oversight Act (RAG).

Jörg A. Kilchmann

Jörg A. Kilchmann

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.

+41 58 249 35 73