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What are the types of companies registered in Hong Kong?

Views:1291Time:2020-06-08

At present, more and more people from the mainland have set up their own companies in Hong Kong with different purposes. They want to improve their competitiveness through different ways, such as expanding their business, or establishing their international image. What are the types of companies registered in Hong Kong?

The types of Hong Kong company registration can be divided into: Hong Kong private company, Hong Kong public company, Hong Kong listed company, Hong Kong holding company, Hong Kong company group, Hong Kong overseas company, Hong Kong unlimited company and Hong Kong Limited company. What's the difference between them?

Hong Kong private company

Also known as closed company, closed company, minority company or unlisted company. It is neither a private company nor a sole proprietorship.

Hong Kong Public Company

Also known as open company, open company, majority company or listed company, Hong Kong public company is characterized by that its shares can be listed on the stock exchange for public trading, and there is no statutory maximum limit on the number of members.

Hong Kong listed company

A company whose shares are listed on the unified exchange. Unlisted company refers to a company whose shares are not listed on the stock exchange.

Hong Kong holding company

The holding company is divided into simple holding company and mixed holding company. The former aims at controlling other companies, while the latter is engaged in business activities in addition to holding shares of other companies.

Hong Kong company group

It refers to a kind of monopoly joint organization composed of several companies with multiple and multi-level characteristics.

Hong Kong overseas company

A company incorporated outside Hong Kong and having a place of business in Hong Kong after the commencement of the Companies Ordinance and a company incorporated outside Hong Kong and having a place of business in Hong Kong before the commencement of the Companies Ordinance and continuing to have a place of business in Hong Kong at the commencement of the Companies Ordinance.

Hong Kong Limited

It refers to a registered company with legal personality which is registered and established in accordance with the company regulations and whose shareholders have unlimited liability for the company's debts.

Hong Kong Limited

The incorporation of a company may be registered in the Companies Registry in accordance with the Companies Ordinance. There are many types of companies, but more than 99% of entrepreneurs choose to establish private limited companies (hereinafter referred to as private companies). In Hong Kong, there are more than 500000 private limited companies, but only 12000 public companies.


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