Liechtenstein is a very attractive country for foreign investors because of the taxation system which provides for exemptions and incentives for certain industries, because it is a powerful financial center, and also because the Company Law provides for various types of structures to be established here. Many foreign companies have established offices here in order to offer their services. Foreign entities can choose to set up subsidiaries which operate independently from the parent company, but they can also establish branch and liaison offices in Liechtenstein. These structures depend on the mother companies.
Our Liechtenstein company formation agents can assist foreign companies in choosing between setting up subsidiaries, branches or representative offices here.
The liaison or representative office is the simplest business form for foreign companies to operate in Liechtenstein, because it does not allow carrying out commercial activities. The Liechtenstein representative office is best suited for companies seeking to test the market or to promote their services. The main activities to be undertaken by a liaison office in Liechtenstein are:
The representative office can also engage in contracts with companies in Liechtenstein, but it cannot sell or purchase goods or services.
A Liechtenstein liaison office does not have a separate legal personality and it is strictly connected to the parent company. The registration of a representative office is simpler that the company incorporation procedure in Liechtenstein, as the foreign company must only notify the Commercial Register about the existence of the liaison office. The main requirement to open a liaison office in Liechtenstein is to have a local address which will represent the registered address of the office.
If you want to open a representative office, our company registration consultants in Liechtenstein can offer information on the documents required to set it up. You can also contact us if you want to open a company in Liechtenstein.