Foundation and Association Law

Foundations and associations are popular legal entities in Switzerland. We would be pleased to discuss the options and advise you which entity would be appropriate for your needs. Our experience as foundation board and association members means we are familiar with all of the relevant legal issues in this field.

We will gladly advise you and represent your interests in all aspects of foundation and association law:

  • Formation and organisation
  • Drafting and amending deeds, articles of association, regulations, etc.
  • Advisory services for trustees of existing foundations
  • Acting as foundation board members
  • Conflict management at board level in foundations and associations
  • Conducting foundation board meetings
  • Conducting association general meetings and board meetings
  • Objections to association resolutions
  • Submission of accounts to regulatory bodies
  • Tax exemptions
  • Mergers, cooperations and asset transfers
  • Exemption from statutory audits
  • General legal advice and coaching
  • Advice on alternative options: donations, sponsorship, charitable AG, GmbH, cooperative and endowments
  • Representation in legal proceedings or regulatory proceedings
  • Dissolution of foundations and associations