The Public Registry in Liechtenstein is the main connection between the local companies and the business environment. It is supervised by the Liechtenstein National Administration and any entity registered here may be checked by accessing the official website.
It was introduced in 1926, replacing the previously existing Trade, cooperative, association, foundation and institutional register and the registered marriage contract.
The main responsibilities of the Public Registry of Liechtenstein are:
Our company registration consultants in Liechtenstein can offer more information on the duties of the Public Registry.
In order to register a company in the Liechtenstein Public Register, the following documents and information must be provided:
- the minute of the meeting where the decision of establishment was taken (or a statement that the entire capital was deposited in a bank, 20% of the shares were paid-up and the appointment of the members of the board and the audit - when available)
The Public Register with inclusion of applications and supporting documents are public in Liechtenstein, but only for those persons who are able to make a legitimate interest credible. However, the corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies can check the information by depositing a written application.
Extracts from the Register of registered companies (so-called public register extracts) can be ordered at any time. These statements are generally issued only in certified form.
The Public Registry in Liechtenstein is a very useful tool for foreign investors or companies entering into partnerships with local companies as it offers full information on all the businesses registered in the Principality. Among these are:
An interesting fact about the Trade Register in Liechtenstein is that is falls under the administration of the Office of Justice.
Considering the Public Registrar is the main bridge between companies and the authorities, one of its principal obligations is to register any change brought to a Liechtenstein’s company’s status. This is why in order to cease to exist a company must be de-register with the Trade Register before stopping doing business. This happens when a company is dissolved.
Other changes that must be announced to the Public Registry in Liechtenstein are:
For more information on the role of the Companies Registrar, you may contact our company formation agents in Liechtenstein. We can also help you open a company in Liechtenstein.