IBCF Services in Hong Kong
- Entity Formations and Foreign Registrations
Many may consider Hong Kong to be one of the easiest countries in Eastern Asia to establish a company due to the welcoming nature of the Hong Kong Government. There are many tools available to aid companies in successfully growing through its simple tax system. With logistics being a large part of the business structures in Hong Kong, this jurisdiction has become very popular to the freight forwarding industry.
There are a variety of entity types available for registration in Hong Kong. Some of these include Private Companies Limited by Shares, Public Companies Limited by Shares, Overseas Branch Companies and Limited Partnerships, to name a few. Corporate entities are governed by the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance of 1984 which is much in line with the United Kingdom company law. The filing requires for different entity types will vary, but the experts at IBCF can assist with the initial process and annual requirements every step of the way. From the filing of the initial Memorandum and Articles of Association to the filing of the annual upkeep including the filing of the Annual Return and maintenance of the corporate book.
With a dedicated Registered Office in Hong Kong, we are able to provide clients with ease of mind that any Service of Process or Corporate Registry documentation are received and processed in a timely manner, elevating the stress from having an employee be responsible for such demanding and time sensitive matters.
- Registered Agent/Registered Office
For additional information about this service, speak with a corporate specialist directly at +1 845 398 0900 or complete the contact form and a corporate specialist will contact you shortly.
- Document Retrievals (i.e Good Standing, Certified Copy)
We can provide clients with a Good Standing Certificate, known as a Certificate of Continuing Registration, issued directly by the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies. In addition, our office can assist with obtaining Certified Copies of publicly available documents for third party use.
Where our office acts as the Registered Office for the company, we can provide Certificates of Incumbency confirming the public and internal details of the company, signed by the Registered Office.
Hong Kong is party to The Hague Convention allowing any registry certified or notarized document the ability to be Apostilled for use in a country also party to the Hague. For countries that require further certification at the nearest Consulate of Embassy, IBCF can handle it all!
- Due Diligence Searches (i.e Lien, Judgment, Bankruptcy)
IBCF is able to offer various due diligence checks on entities in Hong Kong for many international transactions.
A company search can be conducted at the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies for information which can include, but not limited to, Company Name, Company Registration number, Registered Address, Company Type, plus much more.
A search for registered charges with Hong Kong Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong can be provided. The search for charges would be the most equivalent to a UCC search in the United States. Since registrable charges created by a company will need to be registered with the Registrar of Companies, a search may be conducted on the relevant companies.
Outside of registrable charges and through our network of resources, IBCF is also able to offer litigation and judgment searches at the High Court in Hong Kong.
Bankruptcy searches can also be conducted on entities, and these search reports will provide information on a petition that may have been submitted to the High Court relating to the winding up or insolvency of an entity in Hong Kong.
Doing business in a foreign jurisdiction is time consuming enough, let alone the corporate governance and reporting that goes with it.
Partnering with IBCF as your single point of contact can assure you that your critical corporate compliance requirements are handled in a timely, expeditious and cost conscious manner.
An overview of our corporate compliance offerings include:
• Manage yearly jurisdictional compliance requirements and information
• Preparation and filing of statutory filings with corporate registry
• Maintenance of corporate information on compliance specific platform
• Due date tracking capabilities
• Maintain company shareholders and minutes
• Prepare board and/or shareholder resolutions
• Prepare and file audit documents related to corporate changes
• Prepare and file director, officer and shareholder changes
• Prepare meeting documents
• Registered Agent/Registered Office
*Availability of Services are subject to change
For additional information and pricing about our corporate compliance offerings, please contact us and a compliance specialist will contact you shortly.