Foundation of an Association

The purpose of an association must be idealistic. It may run a commercial business, but due to its ideological purpose, it is only partially suitable for a business operation. The entry in the Commercial Register is mandatory for commercial associations. The rights and obligations of the association are regulated in the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) Art. 60 - 79.

Seed Capital No legal provisions
Liability No personal liability (unless stipulated otherwise in the association's statutes)
Name of Company No legal provisions
Number of Founders At least two natural persons or legal entities
Taxes Separate tax return (for commercially run associations)
Commercial Accounting Only for commercially run associations subject to audit

If you plan to found an association, we will be happy to provide detailed advice in a free first meeting. For this purpose, please fill out the form below.

The Founding Process

Good preparation is half the battle won! Building a company and putting it on course involves some unexpected surprises. That’s why a well-thought-out plan is needed. We support you and assume the formalities.

Choose the legal structure

Choose the legal structure and fill out the online form

First meeting at the Treuhandzentrum Zürich

First meeting at the Treuhandzentrum Zürich, free of charge

documentation processing

We’ll take care of documentation processing

Signing and certifying

Signing and certifying of documents at the notary’s office

Entry in the Commercial Register

Entry in the Commercial Register

Start your own business now and benefit from a free* first consultation.

Have you decided to start an Association or are you still unsure about the right legal form? We will accompany you through the foundation process and beyond, just tell us your plans. We will contact you immediately after receiving your duly completed form to arrange an appointment for a free first meeting.

*The first consultation is free of charge if it leads to further cooperation. We charge for consulting or information only on a time and material basis.

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Appointment for free first consultation

Benefit from our know-how: Contact us for a first meeting and get personal advice from one of our experts.