Company Formation & Secretarial Services

Carrying on business in Hong Kong could be embodied in various forms but via private limited company with limited liability (generally known as private limited company) is the most popular method. A private limited company may provide a limited liabilities protection shell for entrepreneurs against financial risks and other business associated risks thereto.

In Hong Kong, the general requirements of a private limited company are as follows:

  • To have at least 1 Registered Shareholder. (Corporate shareholder is permitted)
  • To have at least 1 Director being appointed. (Corporate director is permitted)
  • To have a Company Secretary who must be Hong Kong resident (or Hong Kong incorporated company in case of a corporate secretary).
  • To obtain Business Registration Certificate before carrying on business.
  • To conduct Annual General Meeting yearly and file Annual Return to the Companies Registry.
  • To conduct annual audit of books and accounts.

Unless special request for the formation requirements, the usual company formation kit includes the following:

  • Authorized share capital of HK$10,000 divided into 10,000 shares of HK$1.00 each.
  • 20 copies of standard Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A)
  • Original Certificate of Incorporation
  • 20-page Share Certificates booklet
  • Statutory Book of Resolutions or Minutes (of members' and directors' meetings) and Registers (of members, directors, company secretaries and charges)
  • Common seal and company rubber chop

The incorporation of a private limited company is normally required 5 to 8 working days, but we also provide shelf companies, which are ready-made, for clients immediate use.

For strategic reasons, entrepreneurs often acquire offshore private limited company for business. In this regard, we also provide expertise in helping clients to set up company in different jurisdictions.

Our standard services are as following:

  • Formation of offshore and Hong Kong companies including China companies and representative offices
  • Corporate compliance e.g. maintain statutory records, file statutory documents
  • Company secretarial services e.g. assist in conducting directors' meetings and members' meetings, prepare resolutions and minutes
  • Assist in applying business registration and bank account opening
  • Provide address for correspondence or registered office
  • Provide re-direct services for mails and faxes
  • Assist in preparing documents for deregistration and voluntary winding up procedures.
  • Provision of nominee directors, shareholders and registered offices
  • Support listed companies secretarial services