Why Switzerland

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There are many factors that make Switzerland an extremely attractive country.

Its geographical location in the heart of Europe and its excellent communication infrastructures guarantee excellent interchanges with foreign countries. The excellent relations maintained internationally by the Swiss institutions and the high political stability reflect the high degree of democratization of the country.

These elements, together with an efficient labour market and an historically very developed financial market but at the same time careful to embrace the new technologies, make Switzerland permanently see as “AAA” credit rating established by the major agencies. The country also constantly stands at the top of the “Global Competitiveness Report” ranking annually published by the World Economic Forum.

This figure is representative of the unequaled ability of the country to provide for the welfare of its inhabitants, providing them with a very high standard of quality of institutions, services and in general of all those determining factors to ensure economic prosperity in the medium and long term.

The Swiss financial and legal framework is strongly protecting the rights of clients and investors, both for residents and foreigners.

Switzerland is a leader in cross-border financial management. Banks are strongly capitalized and while respecting the international commitments on the automatic exchange of information the protection of the private sphere is still strong because of banking secrecy, guarded by specific criminal laws.

Switzerland offers also a high quality educational system, which includes many academic institutions that annually stand out in the international classics.

The ability to attract and retain the best talent in the world in science and technology is renowned.

The traditional focus on and protection of privacy, confidentiality and legal certainty encourage business, and are particularly valued by those who invest in research and innovation.

The pragmatic and collaborative approach that distinguishes Swiss institutions in dealing with investors and entrepreneurs – along with particularly advantageous personal and corporate taxation – contributes to an ideal ecosystem to develop technology start-ups.