The legis­la­tor pre­scri­bes the use of a nota­ry public and thus public nota­ri­sa­ti­on for nume­rous legal tran­sac­tions. This inclu­des the for­ma­ti­on of com­pa­nies, the draf­ting of matri­mo­ni­al and inheri­tance agree­ments, the draf­ting of advan­ce direc­ti­ves, the con­clu­si­on of sureties or the signing of sworn state­ments. It is irrele­vant which can­ton you live in or whe­re your com­pa­ny is based. The nota­ri­sa­ti­ons pro­vi­ded by our nota­ry office are valid throughout Switzerland. 

What kind of notarisation do you need?

The for­ma­ti­on of a public limi­ted com­pa­ny, a limi­ted com­pa­ny or a foun­da­ti­on requi­res public nota­ri­sa­ti­on. We draft all the docu­ments you need for this (for­ma­ti­on deeds, Arti­cles of Asso­cia­ti­on, agree­ments con­cer­ning con­tri­bu­ti­ons in kind, for­ma­ti­on reports, com­mer­cial regis­ter app­li­ca­ti­ons, decla­ra­ti­ons, etc.) befo­re nota­ri­sing the­se our­sel­ves.

As nota­ries public of the can­ton of St. Gal­len, we can nota­ri­se all cor­po­ra­te law tran­sac­tions for you:

– Amend­ments to Arti­cles of Asso­cia­ti­on
– Chan­ges of regis­tered office
– Name chan­ges
– Capi­tal incre­a­ses or decre­a­ses
– Rest­ruc­tu­ring (mer­gers, divi­si­ons, con­ver­si­ons, asset trans­fers)
– Win­ding-up, liqui­da­ti­on
– Auf­lö­sung, Liqui­da­ti­on

With fair matri­mo­ni­al and inheri­tance agree­ments you can ensu­re com­pre­hen­si­ve pro­tec­tion for you and your fami­ly against finan­cial risks. With a matri­mo­ni­al agree­ment the spou­ses deter­mi­ne rules for the mar­ria­ge, for examp­le by selec­ting a cer­tain matri­mo­ni­al pro­per­ty regime. This rela­tes spe­ci­fi­cal­ly to the finan­cial impli­ca­ti­ons in the event of a divor­ce or the death of a spou­se. With an inheri­tance agree­ment bin­ding agree­ments are made for the event of death. A com­bi­ned matri­mo­ni­al and inheri­tance agree­ment is an ide­al means of pro­vi­ding for pro­prie­ta­ry rela­ti­ons in the event of death. The most-favou­red sta­tus of the sur­vi­ving spou­se can, for examp­le, enab­le that indi­vi­du­al to remain in their own home.

We nota­ri­se the fol­lowing:
– Matri­mo­ni­al agree­ments
– Pro­per­ty agree­ments under the Swiss Same-Sex Part­ners­hip Act (Part­ner­schafts­ge­setz)
– Jus­ti­fi­ca­ti­ons of a new matri­mo­ni­al pro­per­ty regime (sepa­ra­ti­on of pro­per­ty or com­mu­ni­ty of pro­per­ty)
– Public tes­ta­men­ta­ry dis­po­si­ti­ons (wills)
– Inheri­tance agree­ments
– Inheri­tance ren­un­cia­ti­on con­tracts
– Appoint­ments of heirs, inheri­tance buy­outs
– Lega­ci­es
– Inst­ruc­tions for esta­te divi­si­ons

If some­bo­dy is no lon­ger able to take care of them­sel­ves due to an acci­dent, the sud­den onset of a serious ill­ness or infir­mi­ty due to old age, they lack the men­tal capa­ci­ty to make jud­ge­ments for them­sel­ves and beco­me reli­ant on the help of third par­ties. An advan­ce direc­ti­ve enab­les a clo­se per­son to be ent­rus­ted with taking care of the necessa­ry affairs in due time, thus ensu­ring opti­ons for action and fle­xi­bi­li­ty. In addi­ti­on, a legal­ly valid advan­ce direc­ti­ve can help to avoid the invol­ve­ment of the Child and Adult Pro­tec­tion Aut­ho­ri­ty (CAPA), which is usual­ly asso­cia­ted with addi­tio­nal effort and cost.

We also nota­ri­se:

– Sureties
– Enfor­ce­ab­le public deeds
– Decla­ra­ti­ons of intent
– Sworn state­ments
– Affi­da­vits