Hong Kong SAR, China flag Hong Kong SAR, China: Operating a Business in Hong Kong SAR, China

Starting a business in Hong Kong SAR, China

Legal Forms of Companies

Sole Proprietorship
Number of partners: 1 person
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Individual entrepreneur is liable for debts of the enterprise on personal goods.
Company Limited by Guarantee
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liabilities are limited to the amount of contributions made to the shares of the company.
Unlimited Company
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liabilities are unlimited and joint.
Private Limited Company
Number of partners: At least 1 partner or shareholder with a maximum of 50.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liabilities are limited to the amount of contributions.
Public Limited Company
Number of partners: At least 1 partner without maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liabilities are limited to the amount of contributions.
General Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Maximum 20 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liabilities are unlimited for the debts and obligations of the association.
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Maximum 20 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: General partners are liable for all debts and obligations (unlimited liability). Liability of other partners is limited to the amount of contributions.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Companies Registry - Information of companies and body corporates registered in Hong Kong
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
EFHK - Employers Federation of Hong Kong

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Hong Kong SAR, China East Asia & Pacific
Procedures (number) 2.0 7.3
Time (days) 1.5 29.7

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Company register
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Hong Kong.
Trade Register

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