REGISTER A DAO Company

Find add-ons related to registering a DAO company, either in the form of a DAO legal wrapper or a legal structure for DAO functions.
Add-ons are available through a Legal Nodes subscription.

Browse add-ons:

Wyoming (US)

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dao llc

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$200
Get the add-on

Marshall Islands

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ
dao llc

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$3,000
Get the add-on

UAE

ADGM
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
foundation

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$8,000
Get the add-on

Guernsey

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Special Purpose Trust

Set up a trust to manage funds with special purposes, e.g. a DevFund for supporting devshops and product labs or an Ecosystem Fund for issuing grants for builders.

From
$3,000
Get the add-on

Switzerland

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Foundation

Set up a foundation to hold the protocolโ€™s strategic reserve and distribution of ecosystem grants.
Switzerland offers good banking and service providers infrastructure, but flexibility for decentralized governance is limited. The price doesn't include required authorized capital.

From
$8,000
Get the add-on

Cayman Islands

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ
Foundation

Set up a memberless / ownerless foundation. The Cayman Islands offers good flexibility for decentralized governance and common law, but banking can be more difficult.

From
$6,000
Get the add-on

Gibraltar

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Foundation

Set up a foundation for funding ecosystem projects and protocol development. Gibraltar offers flexible DLT regulations. The price doesn't include drafting bespoke statutory documents for the foundation.

From
$5,000
Get the add-on

Panama

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Foundation

Set up a foundation for token issuance. Suitable mostly for fully on-chain projects with no need for bank accounts. Panama offers good regulatory flexibility and is token-issuance friendly.

From
$4,000
Get the add-on

Wyoming (US)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
dao llc

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$200
Get the add-on

Marshall Islands

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ
dao llc

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$3,000
Get the add-on

UAE

adgm
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
Foundation

Set up a DAO that can issue tokens, limits liability for DAO members and has programmable governance. Suitable for early stage DAOs (ProtoDAOs) and for mature on-chain DAOs.

From
$8,000
Get the add-on

Guernsey

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Special Purpose Trust

Set up a trust to manage funds with special purposes, e.g. a DevFund for supporting devshops and product labs or an Ecosystem Fund for issuing grants for builders.

From
$3,000
Get the add-on

Switzerland

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Foundation

Set up a foundation to hold the protocolโ€™s strategic reserve and distribution of ecosystem grants. Switzerland offers good banking and service providers infrastructure, but flexibility for decentralized governance is limited. The price doesn't include required authorized capital.

From
$8,000
Get the add-on

Cayman Islands

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ
Foundation

Set up a memberless / ownerless foundation. The Cayman Islands offers good flexibility for decentralized governance and common law, but banking can be more difficult.

From
$6,000
Get the add-on

Gibraltar

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Foundation

Set up a foundation for funding ecosystem projects and protocol development. Gibraltar offers flexible DLT regulations. The price doesn't include drafting bespoke statutory documents for the foundation.

From
$5,000
Get the add-on

Panama

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Foundation

Set up a foundation for token issuance. Suitable mostly for fully on-chain projects with no need for bank accounts. Panama offers good regulatory flexibility and is token-issuance friendly.

From
$4,000
Get the add-on

Other add-ons you may need when registering a DAO company

Obtain specific licenses and authorisations

Obtain specific licenses (e.g. the Virtual Asset Service Provider in Cayman Islands) to operate your DAO.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey
DAO Constitution preparation

Develop a decentralised governance model and incorporate it into constitutional documents of the DAO company (Articles of Association, Bylaws, etc.).

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey
Treasury management compliance

Incorporate KYC & AML verification procedures for receiving grants for DAO and spending funds from DAO Treasury.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey
Token SPV registration

Register an entity with a specific purpose to mint and issue tokens for the team, investors & community (SPV).

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ BVI
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE

Why Legal Nodes add-ons?

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Company registration support: Legal Nodes vs alternatives

What you get

Cost and time estimates for company registration tasks
Guidance and support on how to correctly complete company registration documentation and answer registered agentโ€™s questionnaires
Guidance on cap table, directorship, banking and tax matters for remote founders and directors.
Access to the right professional service provider for each company registration task
Estimates of total costs for annual company maintenance: calendar reminders and guidance for obligatory annual filings
Forward-thinking support for the projectโ€™s long-term strategy and explorations into ways that the company could be utilized in the future

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Cost and time estimates for company
registration tasks

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Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Guidance and support on how to correctly complete company registration documentation and answer registered agentโ€™s questionnaires

Without Legal Nodes

DIY Services
Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Guidance on cap table, directorship, banking and tax matters for remote founders and directors.

Without Legal Nodes

DIY Services
Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Access to the right professional service provider for each company registration task.

Without Legal Nodes

DIY Services
Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Estimates of total costs for annual company maintenance: calendar reminders and guidance for obligatory annual filings.

Without Legal Nodes

DIY Services
Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Forward-thinking support for the projectโ€™s long-term strategy and explorations into ways that the company could be utilized in the future

Without Legal Nodes

DIY Services
Boutique Law
Firms
Big Global Law
Firms

Starting with us is simple

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Register your company and figure out all your legal, tax, and other matters, all in one place.

Frequently asked questions

What is a DAO company?ย 

A DAO company serves as a legal wrapper for the members of a DAO or acts as an SPV (special purpose vehicle) for the legal structuring of various DAO activities. It provides a bridge between the on-chain and off-chain activities of the DAO.ย 

What is the difference between a DAO legal wrapper and a legal structure for a DAO's functions?

It is true that a DAO legal wrapper is a type of legal structuring that serves a DAO, however these two terms refer to distinctively different scenarios.

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A DAO legal wrapper provides DAO members with legal member status and limited liability protection. Conversely, a legal structure for a DAOโ€™s functions is required when a DAO exists virtually on-chain. It needs legal structures in the form of SPVs (special purpose vehicles) to handle various activities like token issuance or ecosystem fund management. The DAO also delegates specific individuals to manage these SPVs.

How much does it cost to register a DAO company via Legal Nodes?

The costs to register a company will include the cost of the Growth Plan subscription starting from $899 a month. It will also include the cost of the registration services provided by the registered agent working on your legal tasks. Registered agent costs start from $200, depending on the country in which you choose to register your operating company.

How much time does it take to register a DAO company via Legal Nodes?

DAO registration typically takes between 2 and 6 weeks to complete, depending on where you choose to register your company. In some countries, like the Cayman Islands and the Marshall Islands, the registration process will take approximately 4 weeks to complete, while in Switzerland, the process can take a little longer, usually around 6 weeks.

To help you understand how long everything will take when registering your company, we provide an exact time estimate for each company registration task within your Legal Nodes subscription.

What other add-ons might be needed when registering a DAO company?

If you're creating a legal wrapper for your DAO, you might also need help with the DAO constitution preparation and treasury management compliance (KYC & AML).ย 

If you're creating a legal structure (SPV) for a DAO function, for example, token issuance, you might need help with preparing a SAFT for a token pre-sale and preparing the T&Cs for public distribution.

What does the Legal Nodes subscription cover when registering a company?

Our subscription provides you with critical support to help ensure your DAO registration process goes smoothly. Weโ€™ll provide you with:

  • Guidance on choosing the best jurisdiction and entity for your business case
  • Guidance on how to fill out the registration forms and questionnaires correctly
  • Access to the most suitable professional service provider for each DAO company registration task
  • Long-term strategy support including understanding how your DAO company can be utilized by your project in the future