The Companies Registry (“the Registry”) is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Companies Ordinance and related legislation. Its primary functions include the registration of local and non-Hong Kong companies; the registration of statutory returns and documents required by the various ordinances administered by the Registry; the provision of services for members of the public to inspect and obtain company information held on the various statutory registers; the deregistration of defunct solvent companies; and advising the Government on policy, regulatory and legislative issues regarding company law, corporate governance and related legislation.
Electronic services for company incorporation and delivery of specified forms for registration are available round the clock at the e-Registry (www.eregistry.gov.hk). Members of the public can conduct company searches at the Registry’s Cyber Search Centre (www.icris.cr.gov.hk) or by using smartphones and mobile devices at the mobile platform (www.mobile-cr.gov.hk) anytime and anywhere to obtain up-to-date company information.
Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations across its 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm’s Hong Kong/China Compliance & Investigations group consists of some of the region’s leading experts, who have substantial experience managing, in transactional and non-transactional contexts and across various industries, key aspects of compliance and regulatory issues: due diligence, internal investigations, monitoring/audits, responses to enforcement, and remediation. Our team of lawyers come from multiple disciplines – trade and investment, corporate compliance and governance, regulatory and securities litigation, anti-trust, mergers & acquisitions, employment, insolvency, and accounting – and are fully conversant with the relevant local systems, practicalities and languages.
The Firm’s Global Compliance & Investigations Group has been ranked Number 4 worldwide in the GIR 30 by Global Investigations Review. Our Hong Kong/China Compliance & Investigations group is also recognised as “Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year” (ALB China Law Awards 2016), and “China Compliance/Regulatory In-house Community Firm of the Year” (Asian-MENA Counsel Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2015).