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We assist you in all stages of the life of your company

For all important moments in the life of a company (creation, development, restructuring, sale of company, etc.), our business lawyers and experts help you make the right decisions and implement them, in the best of your interest.

Our services include consulting and managing all legal, tax and administrative operations.

Mercuris Avocats has a proven know-how in the set-up and life cycle of a company:

Creation of companies in Switzerland

We advise and support you in the creation of any type of company (or other legal entity) in Switzerland. Our services include:

  • Creation of commercial companies (new companies, opening of subsidiaries and branches, holding companies)
  • Tax comparison and existing public support for the creation of companies
  • Creation of associations and foundations

Establishment of international groups in Switzerland

We offer a complete service to make life easier for small and large companies wishing to settle in Switzerland or with a base in Switzerland. This includes:

  • Advice and preliminary operations (tax comparison and existing state aid depending on the choice of domicile, activities and legal form)
  • Establishment of a business model at Swiss and international level
  • All legal or administrative formalities related to the establishment (company creation, tax status, opening bank accounts, salary management, residence and work permits, etc.)
  • Support for the arrival of employees and their families (housing, administrative – incl. permits - and tax procedures)

Company-Investor Relations

We support companies and investors in defending and protecting their interests. Our services include:

  • Investment advice and strategies (legal, economic and tax aspects)
  • Management and structuring of fundraising (capital contribution, convertible loans, share classes, shareholders' agreement, issuance prospectus, etc.)

Mergers and Acquisitions

We advise and support buyers or sellers in the total or partial transfer of a company, or in the merger between several entities. Our services include:

  • 360 ° Due Diligence (accounting, tax and legal aspects)
  • Structuring and steering the legal and tax operations
  • Advice on administrative and fiscal procedures

Corporate Administration and Management Services

We also support companies with complementary high-level administration and management services. Our services include:

  • Domiciliation and administration of companies including holding of general meetings
  • Accounting (setting up, holding, closing) and salaries
  • Analysis, planning and financial intermediary
  • Preparation of files for the auditors
  • Tax returns

Commercial contracts

We advise and support you in developing profitable contractual relationships with your business partners, taking into account all legal and tax aspects. Our services include:

  • Analysis and drafting of contracts with your business partners in Switzerland and abroad (supply, distribution, franchise, exclusive distribution, agency, license, lease, employment, general conditions)
  • Development of institutional relations with commercial partners (joint ventures, equity investments, shareholders' agreement)