Introduction: Bankruptcy in Switzerland

Bankruptcy in Switzerland – An Overview

Under Swiss bankruptcy law all persons and all companies, foundations and clubs or societies registered in the commercial register can go bankrupt.

This page contains information on the subject of bankruptcy and insolvency code in Switzerland:

» Terminology: insolvency, bankruptcy

» Legal foundation

» Differentiation: insolvency – bankruptcy

» System: Swiss federal bankruptcy law

» Procedure

» Committees: trustee, creditor’s meeting, creditor’s committee, private receiver

» Consequences of bankruptcy ruling

» Inventory and Lists

» Order of priority

Further Legal Information on Debt Recovery / Insolvency in Switzerland

» Freezing Orders

» Enforcement of Secured Claims

» Enforcement Proceedings Leading to Seizure of Assets

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