Set up a company


2.1 Hong Kong Company

2.11 Company limited by shares

Two ways to set up a limited company in Hong Kong:

  • Incorporating a new company or;

  • Acquiring an existing company (Shelf company)

  • Incorporating a new company:

    You can choose a name for the company
    Company Registry usually takes 3-4 working days to process and issue Certificates of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificates. The whole process will be longer than acquiring an existing company.

  • Acquiring an existing company:

    Choosing an existing company from the list of shelf companies which have not commenced business. The whole process will be shorter than incorporating a new company.

Advantages of setting up a limited company:

  • Have an independent legal entity. Limited Company can have assets, carry out business and sign contract.

  • Management and equity division

  • Limited liability and lower business risk.

Requirements of setting up a limited company:

  • At least one shareholder and director (18 years old or above, no nationality and residence restrictions), shareholder may concurrently serve as director. A company need to have at least a natural person as director

  • At least HK$1 issued share capital (usually the issued share capital of Hong Kong Company is HK$10,000)

  • Registered address must be in Hong Kong

  • One company secretary (must be Hong Kong Resident)

  • Company name cannot be the same or too similar with existing companies' name.

Our services:

  • Check the availability of company name (applicable to incorporating a new company)

  • Apply Certificates of Incorporation and Business Registration

  • Prepare 20 copies of the Articles of Association

  • Prepare 1 Statutory record

  • Prepare 1 common seal, 1 company signature chop & 1 company round chop

  • Prepare 1 share certificates book

  • Prepare 1 Green Box

  • Appoint Director

  • Appoint Company Secretary

  • Share allotment

  • Update company registered address

  • Prepare the drafted minutes of the first Directors' meeting

  • Prepare the drafted minutes of the Directors' meeting for opening company bank account

  • Provide 1 CPA certified true copy of director appointment document


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