Type of entity Limited Liability Company (Anstalt)
Political Stability High
Type of law Civil
Disclosure of Beneficial Owner No
Migration of Domicile Permitted Yes
Corporate Taxation 12,5%
Double taxation treaty access Yes, not numerous

Corporate Requirements

Minimum number of shareholders/members One holder of Founder’s rights
Minimum Number of Directors/Managers One
Corporate Directors/Managers permitted Yes
Company Secretary Required No
Usual Authorised Capital CHF 30,000

Local Requirements

Registered Office/Agent Yes
Company Secretary No
Local Directors Yes
Local Meeting No
Government Register of Directors Yes
Government Register of Shareholders/Members No

Annual Requirements

Annual Return Yes
Submit Accounts Yes/No

Recurring Government Costs

Minimum Annual Tax/Licence Fee CHF 1,200
Annual Return Filing Fee N/A

Presentation of jurisdiction

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a small country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria and Switzerland. Liechtenstein is a constitutional monarchy with an estimated population of 35,000.

Liechtenstein is the richest German-speaking country and enjoys economy with:

  • The highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world.
  • The world’s lowest external debt.
  • One of the lowest unemployment rates.

The economic strength is link to its robust financial sector located in the capital, Vaduz, which has been identified as a tax haven. The Liechtenstein offers unique blend of most attractive economic and financial features, which provide a wide range of solutions and add value investment vehicles. At this moment, a lot global companies enjoy offshore solutions that Liechtenstein offers.

Who should choose Liechtenstein Company and what activities benefit the most?


  • Entrepreneurs;
  • Consultants;
  • Stockbrokers;
  • Holding companies.

Which activities?

  • International trade;
  • Inheritance tax purposes;
  • Holding of intellectual property rights (IP);
  • Ownership of movable and immovable property;
  • E-Commerce.


Advantages of a company in Lichtestein:

  • A flat corporate tax rate of 12.5% with minimum annual tax of CHF 1,200;
  • Liberal and flexible corporate law provides its own trust legal frame;
  • Political and economic stability;
  • Banking secrecy law;
  • Liechtenstein enjoys a very stable monetary customs union with Switzerland.

Disadvantages of a company in Liechtenstein:

  • Offshore companies cannot benefit from international double tax agreements.
  • The Anstalt, name of the company structure in Liechtenstein, can be expensive for non-trading operations or small assets.

How to proceed

To incorporate or purchase a company the following documentation should be provided:

  • A completed application form signed by the company or by the representative;
  • Copy of valid passport;
  • A personal bill, which is less than 3 months old from the date of the application;
  • Payment of our fees.

Note: additional documents may be required depending on the certain offshore bank.

Set-up time: From the moment, we are in possession of all required documents:

  • Incorporation of a company or purchase of an existing company: 3 days;
  • Delivery of the original company documents: 15 days;
  • Offshore Bank: offshore bank account opening: 3 weeks.