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how to find out who owns a business?

I have a name of a business in Canton Geneve and I would like to have the owner's contact information because quite frankly, I think he'd like to know the sort of things going on behind his back. Simply asking inside is not an option. Is there a public office I could go to and ask?
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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

Well how about the tax office?
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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

check the commercial register

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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

I'm very new to this country. Can I simply go in and ask and they will give me the person's contact information?

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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

All busineses are registered. I think in French its probably called register commerce or somthing to that effect.

Or ask a friend to go in and ask to speak with the manager/owner with a basic complaint.
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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

Take a look under this link:


https://www.shab.ch/shabforms/COMMON...cationGrid.jsp
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Office du registre du commerce
du Canton de Genčve
Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 4
CP 3597
CH - 1211 Genčve 3


Registrar : Thierry Hepp, avocat Substitute : Fabienne Lefaux Rodriguez, lic. iur. Internet Server : Homepage / Cantonal Commercial Register Database (french) Opening hours : 09:00 - 12:00 14.00 - 17:00 Telephone : +41 (0)22 546 88 60 (09:00 - 12:00 14.00 - 16:00) Telefax : +41 (0)22 546 88 61


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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

I have searched the website and find no record of the business I'm searching for. Any other suggestions? I'd be very grateful, it's important I contact the owner.


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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

if the company is not in the commercial register, it is probably an 'independent activity / sole trader' kind of business. In which case, are you sure you were interacting with staff, and not the owner/s themselves?
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I have a name of a business in Canton Geneve and I would like to have the owner's contact information because quite frankly, I think he'd like to know the sort of things going on behind his back. Simply asking inside is not an option. Is there a public office I could go to and ask?
Try http://www.moneyhouse.ch/en/index.htm I think you can find what you are looking for there.
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Try http://www.moneyhouse.ch/en/index.htm I think you can find what you are looking for there.
If the company is SA or AG you will never know who the owners are, just who can sign!
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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

Even though a company is based in Geneva, it does not mean that it is a Geneva Canton registered company.

If the company is a CH company, it will be in this data base (the National one). You will then be redirected to the Cantonal data base.

If the company is a SA (Ltd.) or Sŕrl (LLC) they will definitely be in the database.

Link: http://www.zefix.ch/zfx-cgi/hrform.c...th=366&amt=007

The company in question may not in fact be a CH company. Then you will need to do a bit of Google work to find where it is registered.
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Re: how to find out who owns a business?

Give the name here and maybe people who live in Geneva may know
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