Databases in Switzerland

External databases

What are the best public information sources in Switzerland?

Business Registry: Central Business Names Index

Available: search by company name or number and detailed company information

Government Database

Business Registry: Monetas.ch

Available for free: search by company and person's name, basic current information and records, users can also visualize the connections. More data can be obtained with a free registration.

Registration Required

Commercial Register: Money House

Money House offers search by company name or personal name. Search results include director names, sometimes shareholders, all the gazette notifications, registered company activity etc. Results for person search include previous employments, connected companies and people.

Registration Required

Court Registry: Bundesgericht - the supreme court of Switzerland

In order to access the court records journalists must send a letter requesting accreditation with the institution. Once accreditation is obtained, basic information about ongoing and closed court cases can be accessed online while the Supreme Court provides additional detailed files based on specific case requests.

Registration Required Government Database

Court Registry: Bundesstrafgericht - the federal criminal court

Available: the cases of the federal criminal court are accessible for everyone on: http://bstger.weblaw.ch/index.php. In order to access the complete court records, journalists must send a letter requesting accreditation with the institution. Once accreditation is obtained, the federal criminal court provides detailed files based on specific case requests.

Registration Required Government Database

Gazette: Swiss Official Gazette

Available: information about company changes

Government Database

Intellectual Property: Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Government Database

Land Registry: Local.ch

Available: search by address to identify how many companies are registered at the same location.

Land Registry: Search.ch

Available: search by address to identify how many companies are registered at the same location.

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