The first step is to choose the type of company best suited for your needs and then register its name with the Public Registry. A public notary in Liechtenstein must notarize the Articles of Association.
The next step requires opening a bank account in Liechtenstein to deposit the company’s share capital. In accordance with the law of commercial companies, each company must appoint a managing director who is fluent in German and a resident of Liechtenstein.
The following documents must be submitted with the Public Registry: company deed, declaration of the minimum paid up capital and Certificate of Deposit, notarized articles of association by a public notary in Liechtenstein, declaration containing the director and shareholders’ details and a declaration of appointment of the company’s auditors.
The company incorporation in Liechtenstein is complete after it is entered in the Commercial Registry. For companies engaged in commercial activities, an application must be submitted with the Office of Economic Affairs.
A Liechtenstein company may take any of the following legal structures: private limited company (AG), limited liability company (GmbH), foundation (Stiftung), establishment (Anstalt) or trust enterprise.