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Holding Company in Liechtenstein

Updated on Monday 24th October 2016

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Holding-company-in-LiechtensteinThe concept of holding company is different in Liechtenstein than in other European countries. A Liechtenstein holding is considered a legal person which acts as an umbrella company for another company. Also, the holding company is deemed as a legal person with a registered office in Liechtenstein. The holding company is one of the most advantageous types of structures from a taxation point of view. It is also worth noting that there are several types of holding companies which can be set up in Liechtenstein.

Our company formation agents in Liechtenstein can offer a detailed definition of the holding company.

Types of holding companies in Liechtenstein

As seen above, there are several types of holding companies to be established in Liechtenstein. These are:

  • -          operational holding companies;
  • -          management holding companies;
  • -          finance holding companies;
  • -          organization holding companies.

Among these, the operational holding is the only type of company allowed to carry out commercial activities in Liechtenstein. Our company registration agents in Liechtenstein can offer more information on all types of holding companies.

How to set up a holding company in Liechtenstein

A particularity of a Liechtenstein holding company is that is can take one of the following forms:

  • -          of a foundation;
  • -          of a trust;
  • -          of an establishment.

In order to open a holding company in Liechtenstein, one is required to draft the incorporation documents of the company and have them legalized by a public notary. The establishment must be registered with the Companies Register. In order to set up a holding company as a foundation in Liechtenstein, the foundation documents must be prepared.

Liechtenstein holding companies registered under the form of establishments must have a minimum share capital of 30,000 CHF. Foreign investors should know that Liechtenstein’s national currency is the Swiss franc. Also, the holding company set up under the form of an establishment is the only one allowed to carry out commercial activities.

For information on the main advantages of holding companies and their taxation, please feel free to contact our company formation agents in Liechtenstein. You can also rely on us for assistance in setting up other types of companies in Liechtenstein.

 

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