List of Shanghai Company Formation Agents: Top 5 Picks

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Do you plan to open a company in China and need to find a company formation agent?

In this article, we list some of the most popular service providers, starting with a short introduction about each company. We also list the services they offer, in which countries and regions they operate, and the office addresses.

You’ll also find an FAQ at the end of the article with frequently asked questions among readers.

1. Path To China

Founded in 1999, Path To China (PtC) is one of the oldest and most reputable company formation agents in China. The company has offices in mainland China, India, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

One of their core services is the incorporation and they have helped locals and foreigners alike with company registrations. They have helped more than 2,000 customers over the years, including everything from small start-ups to multinational firms.

They claim themselves to be 40% to 60% cheaper than other incorporation companies, so it can be worthwhile contacting PTC if you plan to incorporate it in China.

Services

  • WFOE incorporation
  • Free Trade Zone Set up
  • HK Company Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Accounting Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Working Visa Services
  • Trademark Registration
  • De-Registration
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • India (New Delhi, Mumbai)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Hong Kong S.A.R)

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List of Korea Company Formation Agents: Top 5 Picks

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In this article, we list some of the most popular company formation agents, including a presentation about the companies and their management, services, and countries of operation. The list consists of companies that are both Korean and foreign-owned.

At the end of the article, you’ll also find a useful FAQ with questions that are frequently asked by readers. Let’s get started.

1. Osungac

Osungac was established in 2008 and an experienced accounting firm that serves to foreign and local clients. Their staff speaks English and are specialized in incorporations, bookkeeping, tax declarations, commercial law reporting and clearing, and more.

The company has a strong network in Korea and offers a one-stop total service, to minimize the hurdles of dealing with several service providers. Some of their partners include Cekindo, 3E Accounting, VCA Accountants, and more.

They are continuously researching and developing new services for customer satisfaction.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Outsourcing Services in Accounting
  • Tax Services
  • Payroll Outsourcing & Social Insurance
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • Korea (Seoul)

Office Address:

D, 9F, 109 Teheran-Ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

2. Pearson & Partners

Pearson & Partners is a renowned law and accounting firm that provides customization for business networks in Korea, Singapore, and other countries. They provide customized solutions for business owners with services that are tailored for each business type. Continue reading List of Korea Company Formation Agents: Top 5 Picks

List of Japan Company Formation Agents: Top 6 Picks

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In this article, we list some of the most popular and leading company formation agents in Japan and primarily in Tokyo. We start with a short introduction about each service provider, list their services, in which cities they are located, and finally their office address.

You’ll also find a useful FAQ at the end of the article where we reply to frequently asked questions among readers.

1. ProWorks Group

ProWorks Group was founded in 2007 and consists of international expansion specialists. They don’t only have offices in Japan, but in the US and have built up an extensive portfolio over the years.

The team consists of around 13 professionals, including both Japanese nationals and foreigners, that have catered to locals and foreign clients alike. The company offers various services and multiple options, not a single line of services.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Market Entry
  • Accounting & Tax
  • HR
  • Payroll Services
  • Professionals On-Demand
  • Business Consulting
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • The US (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Japan (Tokyo)

Office Address: Daiwa Akasaka Bldg 4F, 2-14-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan

2. Healy Consultants

Aidan Healy founded Healy Consultants in 2003 and it has become a major player in the incorporation industry since. Being an Irish Chartered Accountant, Aidan has spent decades overseas and managed to accumulate a great deal of experience prior to establishing Healy Consultants. Continue reading List of Japan Company Formation Agents: Top 6 Picks

List of Thailand Company Formation Agents: Top 6 Picks

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In this article, we list some of the most well-known company formation agents in Thailand, starting with a short introduction about the companies. After, we list the services the companies offer, where they operate, and their office address.

At the end of the article, you’ll also find an FAQ where we list commonly asked questions among foreigners.

Siam-Legal is a leading law firm with offices in various cities in Thailand, but also in the US, Australia, and the UK. Being founded more than a decade ago, Siam-Legal has a long experience of helping foreign clients with various services in Thailand, including incorporation.

The company is lead by Miguel Karin who serves as the Bangkok office’s Practice Manager. Miguel has a long experience in this field and lectures in psychology and law at St. John’s University, in addition to running the firm.

Siam-Legal is headquartered in Bangkok and has around 15 persons working in different offices. Continue reading List of Thailand Company Formation Agents: Top 6 Picks

List of Malaysia Company Formation Agents: Top 6 Picks

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In this article, we list some of the most popular and reputable agents. First, we start with a short introduction to the companies. After, we list their services, in which countries they operate, and their office address.

At the end of the article, you’ll also find a useful FAQ, including frequently asked questions among readers.

1. 3E Accounting

3E Accounting is a highly acclaimed company formation agent that has offices in Singapore, Singapore, and the UK. as well as in Malaysia. Over the years, they’ve helped more than 3,000 clients, and it’s counting.

3E Accounting has numerous positive reviews online and has won plenty of awards, such as:

  • Top 10 Premium Compliance Service Providers by Enterprise Service Insights
  • Singapore Brand – Top Player 2016 / 2017
  • The OCBC Valued Partner Award
  • A Top Player Firm in Singapore by Singapore Brand

The founder of the company, Lawrence Chai, is a Chartered Accountant with a long experience in the industry. 3E Accounting has been mentioned in the media numerous times, including well-known newspapers like Straits Times.

3E Accounting is frequently mentioned in the media and in newspapers such as Straits Times.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Accounting
  • Virtual Office Setup
  • Immigration / Work Pass
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Singapore

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List of Singapore Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

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In this article, we have listed 8 of the best company formation agents in Singapore, offering a wide range of services to local and foreign clients.

First, I write a short introduction about the companies, list the services offered, the countries where they operate, and their office addresses. Later in the article, you can also find a useful FAQ.

If you believe that any other company formation agents should be included in this article, write a comment below or send us an email.

1. 3E Accounting Pte. Ltd.

3E Accounting is a leading company formation agent in Singapore that has helped 3,000 clients up until today’s date. Thanks to its professional services and expertise in the market, the company has won plenty of awards over the years, such as:

  • The OCBC Valued Partner Award
  • A Top Player Firm in Singapore by Singapore Brand
  • Top 10 Premium Compliance Service Providers by Enterprise Service Insights
  • Singapore Brand – Top Player 2016 / 2017

Lawrence Chai is a Chartered Accountant and the founder of the company. He has received various certifications and with business experience from both Malaysia and Singapore.

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List of Vietnam Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

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In this article, we list 8 of the best company formation agents in Vietnam and that are mainly based in Ho Chi Minh City. Having said that, some of the companies also have branches in other major cities, such as Hanoi and Da Nang.

We start with an introduction about each company and present more detailed information about their services, in which countries they operate, and finally their office addresses.

1. SB Law

SB Law is an award-winning law firm based in Hanoi that has a local branch in Ho Chi Minh City. Having more than 40 lawyers and professionals, the company has helped everything from startups to multinational companies incorporating in Vietnam.

Over the years, SB Law has built up an impressive track record and catered to clients such as Microsoft, Total, Ericsson, ICBC, and HTC. Having said that, they’re more than willing to help small-sized companies to set up operations in Vietnam.

SB Law offers a wide range of services for competitive prices and collaborates with partners in multiple Asian countries. Continue reading List of Vietnam Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

List of Hong Kong Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

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Opening a company in Hong Kong is easy and many foreigners prefer to incorporate here thanks to its low taxes and many business opportunities.

In this article, we list 8 of the best Hong Kong incorporation service providers. For each company, we provide a short presentation with information about the years in business, services offered, and where they operate.

1. Sovereign Group

Sovereign Group was founded in 1987 and is based in Gibraltar. The company offers a wide range of services worldwide, including incorporation, asset management, tax advice, and financing. Their clientele consists of businesses, entrepreneurs, and expatriates.

Having more than two decades of experience in Hong Kong, Sovereign Group helps companies of various sizes to choose the best and most efficient legal entities, such as:

  • Private Limited Companies
  • Public Limited Companies
  • Hong Kong Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Registration of Foreign Companies

Sovereign Group is a larger company compared to many of the other companies in this list, making it a reliable partner with a proven track record.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Tax Advice
  • Asset Management
  • Immigration
  • Payroll Services

Countries & Regions

  • Asia: Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore

Office Address: Suites 1601-1603, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

2. LehmanBrown

LehmanBrown is a China-Focused Accounting Taxation and Business Consulting firm that helps with incorporations in primarily mainland China.

Having a vast network covering a hundred countries, the clients include everything from start-ups to multinational clients.

As they focus primarily on the mainland Chinese market, you might find other more suitable service providers in this list if you want to open a company in Hong Kong.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Advisory
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau

Office Address: Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

3. Bridges Executive Centre

Founded in 2003, Bridges Executive Centre has helped more than 8,000 clients and been in the incorporation business in Hong Kong for more than 10 years. The company offers various services where Hong Kong incorporation is one of its core products.

Bridges has four different packages, including Basic, Essential, Advanced, and Premier. By opting-in for their services, you’ll access to a one-stop service platform where they help with different business functions and where you can get support.

It takes two days to set up a ready-made company and ten days for an all-new company.

Services

  • Incorporation
  • Accounting
  • Work-Visa
  • China-Visa
  • Virtual Office
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • Hong Kong

Office Address: 20th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

4. KorChina

KorChina was established in 2003 and is a Business Consultancy and Company Register & Management Agency. It’s a subsidiary of the logistics company KorChina Logistics Group, founded in 1994 and with a presence in 52 locations worldwide.

KorChina has offices in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan and offers a wide range of services in addition to its incorporation packages.

Services

  • Incorporation (Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and more)
  • Company Management
  • Virtual Office

Countries & Regions

  • Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan

Office Address: Tower2, South Seas Centre, Unit 706, 7F, 75 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

5. TMF Group

TMF Group was established in 1988 in the Netherlands and is one of the biggest players in the industry. The company has more than operates in more than 83 countries, having 125 offices and more than 7,000 employees.

The TMF Group office in Hong Kong was founded in 1994 and has 300 specialists, helping foreigners with tax structuring, incorporation, and more. They also provide much valuable information and different guides on the websites.

Services

  • Incorporation Services
  • Accounting, Tax, and Trade Services
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • HR and Payroll Services
  • Private Clients Services

Countries & Regions

  • More than 83 countries

Office Address: Tower Two, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

6. GetStarted

GetStarted is a reputable service provider that has won various awards over the years. On the contrary to many other Hong Kong incorporation companies, it’s not foreign-owned.

The company claims to have solid connections in the Hong Kong government, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, HK Invest Center, and Big 6 Conference. Over the years, they have expanded impressively and has 83 employees in 4 branches. In 2018, they helped as many as 1,883 clients.

Services

  • Hong Kong Incorporation
  • Off-Shore Company Formation
  • Business Bank Account Opening
  • Secretarial Services
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • Canada and Hong Kong

Office Address: Suite C, Level 7, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

7. SFM

SFM was founded in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2006 and has more than 15 years of experience of helping foreigners to incorporate in Hong Kong and other countries. It’s a comparably big company with 3 offices and 50 employees.

They opened their Hong Kong office in 2010 and mainly helps to create onshore and offshore companies in various countries.

Services

  • Company Formation/Dissolution
  • Bank Account Opening
  • Yacht Registration
  • Citizenship by Investment
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • UAE, Switzerland, and Seychelles

FAQ

Can foreigners start a business in Hong Kong?

Foreigners have no issues opening companies in Hong Kong and you can own 100% of the business. It’s one of the most preferred places for foreigners to open companies in Asia. Some of the company structures you can open are Limited Liability Companies, Sole Proprietorships, and more.

How much does it cost to open a company in Hong Kong?

You should be prepared to set aside HK$ 5,000 to HK$ 10,000. Service providers normally cover government fees as follows:

  • Company Registration fee – HK$1,720
  • Business registration fee – HK$2,000 for a one-year certificate
  • Levy to the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund – HK$250 for a one-year certificate

The required registered capital is usually only HK$10,000, which is comparably low to other countries.

How long does it take to start a business in Hong Kong?

According to Hong Kong’s government, online applications are generally processed within just an hour. Offline applications takes around 4 days and for you to see the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate. Having said that, service providers normally need up to 2 weeks to register a company on your behalf.

Do I have to go to Hong Kong to start a company?

No, not necessarily. You can apply online if you prefer.

Do I have to go to Hong Kong to open a bank account?

Many service providers require that you visit Hong Kong to open a bank account. But, some companies allow you to open bank accounts online and without the need of visiting Hong Kong.