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How do we understand the amendments to the Swiss Commercial Register?

In the following cases amendments to the Swiss Commercial Register are necessary. Let us explain.

If a firm is listed in the commercial register it needs to change its entry with every formal alteration it makes with in its company structures.

The following alterations result in a change in the commercial register:

Amendment of the articles of association

  • Change of company name
  • Change of head office
  • Change of company’s purpose

Change of registered persons

  • Additional person (e.g. a person that is authorised to sign – proxy holder)
  • Change of information of registered person (e.g. new function, new name or new address)
  • Discharge of registered person


  • Transference of shares of a limited liability company (GmbH)