Hong Kong Limited Company

Mühler McKay renders company incorporation, business registration services and company formation services in Hong Kong (i.e. a Hong Kong Limited Company) and other selected jurisdictions, including the registration of overseas companies, branches and representative offices. We have extensive experience in addressing the special needs of international companies expanding to Asia and Hong Kong. We also advise on options for corporate structures.

The minimum requirements for a Hong Kong Limited Company are:

  • One shareholder,
  • One director,
  • One Company Secretary,
  • A registered office address in Hong Kong, and
  • A valid Business Registration Certificate.

There is no prescribed minimum share capital for a Hong Kong Limited Company. Directors of a Hong Kong Limited Company may be foreign individuals or companies, while one individual has to be appointed as director. A Company Secretary is an individual person or a corporate body ordinarily residing in Hong Kong and responsible for the keeping of registers, the notification of meetings, the keeping of minutes and the filing of annual returns and other documentation with the Companies Registry Hong Kong. A Hong Kong Limited Company is obliged to keep and file accounts in respect of income and expenditure and its financial position. Every Hong Kong Limited Company must appoint an independent auditor.

A Hong Kong Limited Company must hold an annual general meeting in every calendar year when, among other things, the audited accounts are adopted. An annual return of the Hong Kong Limited Company must be filed with the Companies Registry every year. A Hong Kong Limited Company must also notify the Companies Registry of any special resolution passed, the creation of a charge over certain assets and any change which may occur in the information contained in the documents already filed.

The changes of a Hong Kong Limited Company which require notification include:

  • change of share capital,
  • change of directors and/or secretary and/or their personal particulars,
  • allotment of shares,
  • change of company name,
  • alteration of the Articles of Association,
  • resignation of auditors, and
  • change of the registered office address.

If a company fails to comply with such requirements, the Hong Kong Limited company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a fine and/or imprisonment.

Mühler McKay offers the full range of incorporation services / company formation services for a Hong Kong Limited Company:

  • Incorporation services / company formation services

We offer incorporation services / company formation services in Hong Kong and in all important jurisdictions around the world as well as the necessary supporting services so that your business is compliant.

  • Shelf companies

Ready-made Hong Kong Limited Company shelf companies are available upon request.

  • Group Structuring

We can help you with structuring your group of companies and your entire business or operations in a secure and tax efficient manner. Also, we advise you for secure and tax efficient project structuring and advise on a tax efficient exit strategy order to maximise your profits.

  • Holding Structures (e.g. Property or IP Holding Structures)

The security of your Intellectual Property is extremely important for your business success, however, with the careful and intelligent structuring of your intangible assets, your business can further maximise profits and outperform the competition.

  • Supporting services

Mühler McKay also provides supporting services for business operations such as assistance with incorporation services / company formation services, advising on tax efficient legal structures for (groups of) companies (corporations, for instance a Hong Kong Limited Company, partnerships, branches, representative offices), bookkeeping and accounting (according to Hong Kong principles) as well as audit arrangement, general corporate compliance like provision of company secretary services (in Hong Kong) as well as providing a registered address or virtual office in Hong Kong, obtaining obligatory registrations, permits and licenses, as well as employment advice, including Hong Kong work visa application and general international tax services.

Our incorporation services / company formation services also cover Hong Kong or international Family and Legacy Planning and Philanthropic Structures for families, business owners, entrepreneurs and private individuals.

Mühler McKay offers comprehensive incorporation services / company formation services for a Hong Kong Limited Company which include arranging businesses and operations in a tax efficient manner in order to bring down your effective global tax rate, satisfy international tax compliance obligations and mitigate taxation risks.

We appreciate the opportunity to consult you in regard to our incorporation services / company formation services and to assist you with your new business in form of a Hong Kong Limited Company.

Please contact us or visit us in Hong Kong for your first consultation for our incorporation services / company formation services of a Hong Kong Limited Company.

Mühler McKay based in Hong Kong is a business advisory firm with worldwide reach and renders, among others, incorporation services / company formation services to a diversified international client base from various industries and sizes.