Location: Asia

Hong Kong office

Hong Kong overview

Equiom Hong Kong

Equiom established its presence in Hong Kong after the acquisition of AFP Group, a leading trust and corporate services provider in 2015. It continues to grow following several further acquisitions including Equation HK Limited, Heritage Trust Group and most recently Solid Hong Kong in 2017.

These acquisitions have enabled Equiom to increase the number of services offered and provide a gateway for clients into mainland China and South East Asia.

The Hong Kong team speaks a range of languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Tagalog and Thai.

Why choose Hong Kong? 

  • Major trading and financial centre, strategically located
  • No foreign ownership restrictions
  • English common law is prevalent
  • Hong Kong Dollar is pegged to US Dollar
  • No tax on dividend income and capital gains
  • Profits tax rate at 8.25% on assessable profits up to $2M and 16.5% on anything greater than $2M
  • Robust infrastructures and business facilities
Equiom Corporate Services (Hong Kong) Limited is a Trust or Company Service Provider licencee regulated by the Companies Registry. Licence number: TC001100
Equiom Fiduciary Services (Hong Kong) Limited is a Trust or Company Service Provider licencee regulated by the Companies Registry. Licence number: TC002538


  • Citywealth - International Financial Centre Awards
    • Asia Trust Company of the Year - 2019
    • Hong Kong & Singapore Trust Company of the Year - 2017
    • Runner up: Hong Kong Trust Company of the Year - 2016
  • ACQ5 Awards
    • Full Service Company Formation Services Provider of the Year - 2018
    • Trust Company of the Year - 2018

Hong Kong Services

Whether you are looking to set up a business or expand your operations in Asia, our Hong Kong team can assist with the range of considerations, including set-up, licenses and tax planning, in addition to legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Accounting

    Management Accounting - Where accuracy and compliance count

    Management accounting enables our clients to make informed business decisions through the provision of regular, timely and relevant financial and statistical information. It is the lifeblood of all well-run businesses, used to drive performance, inform strategy, maximise profit and enable comprehensive analysis to highlight issues.

    The statutory accounting requirements placed on individuals can be extremely complex, often becoming a significant burden on business owners and managers both in terms of time and resources.

    Equiom Hong Kong’s tailored services can provide credit control, transaction processing and reporting, financial management and reporting, preparation and submission of financial statements to suit each client’s needs and ensuring they are fully tax compliant.

    Our services include:

    • Preparation of financial statements according to local requirements
    • Preparation of management statements according to group reporting requirements
    • Cash flow management and reporting
    • Bank administration and management
    • Audit liaison and coordination
    • Preparation and submission of statutory reports to tax authorities
    • Corporation tax filing and returns
    • Expense reports preparation
    • Employment contracts and applications support
    • Onsite accounting and payroll administrative support
  • Additional Services

    We can support you every step of the way 

    Our global footprint combined with local insight and industry knowledge are able to advice you and provide support along the entire lifecycle of your business.

    Our services include:

    • Mergers and acquisitions advisory
    • Know your customer (KYC) compliance services
    • Escrow services
    • Hold mail services
  • Company Services

    Our corporate insight gives you valuable foresight

    Equiom Hong Kong simplifies the company formation process by advising clients on the right jurisdiction and structure for their company.

    Equiom’s expertise has grown out of long-established firms and years of providing market-leading services, so we understand more than most the way that the corporate world works. Over the years, we have helped to incorporate and administer companies and foundations on behalf of a wide range of clients - ultimately protecting their interests.

    Our services include: 

    • Company formation in Hong Kong and multiple jurisdictions
    • Provision of readily available companies
    • Advice on appropriate structures
    • Bank account opening
    • Provision of directors
    • Provision of nominee shareholders
    • Provision of registered office and correspondence address
    • Provision of company secretary and maintenance of appropriate statutory records
    • Drafting of articles of incorporation in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese
    • Notarisation of articles of incorporation
    • Tax registrations with local and national tax offices
    • Registration of non-Hong Kong companies, branches and representative offices
    • De-registrations and liquidations
    • Corporate restructuring
  • Payroll

    Ease the increasing challenge brought about by changes in legislation

    Every business has a requirement to operate a payroll whether it has one or 1,000 employees.

    The technical requirements of running a payroll are becoming increasingly complex. As well as calculating net pay, tax, pensions and other deductions, changes in legislation continually increase the pressure placed on payroll and HR Managers. Equiom Hong Kong’s payroll bureau relieves this pressure and ensures your payroll and social insurance requirements are supported by being compliant, accurate and paid on time.

    A valid visa or work permit may be required for all non-residents to live in or carry out business in a jurisdiction. With various types and classes of visas and work permits, it is essential that you submit the correct application. Equiom Hong Kong’s team of multilingual experts can assist with applications for permanent residency or work permits for company staff or individuals. By understanding your personal goals and intentions, we can ensure that you are supported every step of the way during and beyond your application process.

    Our services include:

    • Confidential payroll administration – monthly salary, bonus calculations and issue of payslips
    • Social insurance (health, pension – MPF , labour) enrolments and cancellations
    • Preparation and submission of employer’s return tax form
    • Annual withholding tax and social insurance reporting
    • Visa (work, dependent, investor, China) and immigration applications support
    • PR and citizenship applications support
  • Tax advisory

    There’s no problem too complex for Equiom Solutions- our tax experts

    The team of tax consultants in Hong Kong guides, supports and builds efficient tax strategies that work in harmony with effective business structures. Working closely with our client relationship teams and clients’ professional advisers, we support our clients’ tax advisory requirements drawing on our substantial experience and knowledge in a variety of areas.

    Our services include:

    Ensuring tax compliance as required by the Hong Kong government:

    • Profits tax return (PTR)
    • Employer's return (ER)
    • Income tax return (ITR)

    Provide tax advice, obtain advance tax rulings and/or represent taxpayers in tax investigations, with respect to amongst others:

    • (Re)structuring of business transactions and investments
    • Investment fund structuring
    • Finance and royalty structures
    • Employment benefit schemes
    • Business succession and estate planning
    • (R)emigration
    • Stamp duty on the (re)structuring of equity and property investments
    • FATCA & CRS
  • Trusts & Foundations

    Trust is something that is earned

    Over the years, we have earned an enviable reputation as leading professional trustees.

    We are dedicated to maintaining the prosperity of our clients. After building up their wealth, it is no surprise that successful individuals and companies alike want to protect and enhance that wealth. Identifying the most appropriate structure to do that is crucial to making the most of those assets.

    This is where Equiom Hong Kong’s expertise can make a real difference.

    Equiom can organise the initial establishment of a trust or foundation and administer it carefully to maximise the benefits. We will also ensure its legal and tax status is maintained and provide regular accounting and financial reporting.

    Potential structures:

    • Asset protection trusts
    • Charitable trusts
    • Reserved powers trusts
    • Stand by trusts
    • Fixed interest trusts
    • Wills
    • Discretionary trusts
    • Excluded property trusts
    • Our services include:
    • Estate and succession planning
    • Establishment and administration of trusts
    • Independent trustee and advisory
    • Pre-IPO trust
    • Employee Benefits / Shares trust
    • Establishment of capital and income bank account
    • Bookkeeping services and annual accounts

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