Investing in Hong Kong

Setting up and operating in Hong Kong requires a vigilant understanding of its rapidly changing business landscape - with its open but regulated and process-oriented environment. Stay up-to-date on the best way to set up and structure your business, manage and optimize taxes, as well as information about hiring, HR and payroll.

  • Why Invest in Hong Kong

    A highly dynamic city that serves as a gateway to Mainland China and Asia, Hong Kong is the ideal place for business in Asia. Hong Kong’s business-friendly environment, low taxes, rule of law, among...

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  • International Free Trade and Tax Agreements

    International Free Trade and Tax Agreements

    Hong Kong has been actively seeking to expand its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) network in order to secure favorable condit...

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  • Why Foreign Companies Relocate to Hong Kong

    Why Foreign Companies Relocate to Hong Kong

    Hong Kong has long held a reputation as a popular “gateway” to invest in China. Its geographical proximity to the ma...

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Setting up and Operating in Hong Kong

Setting up and operating in Hong Kong requires a vigilant understanding of its dynamic business landscape - with it's open but regulated and process-oriented environment. Stay up-to-date on the best way to set up and structure your business, manage VAT, optimize taxes, as well as information about hiring, HR and payroll, and sector specific insights.

Setting Up a Business in Hong Kong

From how to set up a business, types of investment vehicles, to shutting shop in Hong Kong - this section provides expertise on how to manage your business in Hong Kong.

Taxation in Hong Kong

Discover accounting and audit compliance in Hong Kong's tax requirements for businesses and tax-paying Individuals, transfer pricing rules as well as various links to helpful resources for managing your business in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Payroll and Human Resources

Learn about Hong Kong's HR and Payroll in Vietnam from labor laws to hiring and terminating employees. We provide a comprehensive overview of how entities in Hong Kong should manage their employees.

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Insights from On-the-Ground Contributors

  • Hong Kong has long held a reputation as a popular “gateway” to invest in China. Its geographical proximity to the mainland, double taxation agreement (DTA) network, modern banking system and transparent legal regime have made it an ideal location for foreign businesses to easily operate in. However, Hong Kong is largely autonomous from China, and foreign companies will quickly discover that the rules of doing business in the mainland simply do not apply in Hong Kong, and vice versa - making it important to understand the nuances of doing business here.
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    Alberto Vettoretti Managing Partner Hong Kong Office
  • Understanding the intricacies of operating a business in Hong Kong is the key to success in this market. Foreign investors should pay close attention to the developments in Hong Kong - including regulatory changes, tax reforms, and proposed incentives – to stay up to date with market practices, as well as legal and regulatory compliances. Leveraging Hong Kong's role in Asian economy will provide investors with various opportunities for growth.
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    Guilherme Campos Manager Shenzhen Office
  • Despite challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and continued social unrest - investors should remain positive, albeit vigilant, when doing business in Hong Kong. Hong Kong continues to hold many key benefits for foreign investors, such as its strategic positioning as the entryway into Mainland China’s market, and new opportunities offered by both the Greater Bay Area Plan and Belt and Road Initiatives.
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    Jennifer Lu Director Hong Kong SAR Office
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