Hong Kong is deemed as an excellent place for carrying out business by many entrepreneurs not only because of its status as a leading global financial centre. Hong Kong’s simple tax system with low tax-rate, coupled with its world class infrastructure and proximity to the mainland Chinese market, have attracted numerous companies to establish their…

We hear this from our seminar attendees from time to time: Why Malaysia? In this week’s Legal Flash, we show you 4 reasons to invest in Malaysia in a minute.

Opening a company in Malaysia is as easy as in Hong Kong, but note that a Malaysian company requires a resident director. Who fulfills such requirement? Learn more about company incorporation from our latest Legal Flash.

Do you know China has implemented a new foreign investment law with effect from 1 Jan 2020? Let’s review its key highlights and implications on foreign businesses in this week’s Legal Flash. Read about the law explained by our Paralegal Lily.

We proudly roll out the first issue of our Legal Flash series, starting with one of the most common issues encountered by companies of all scales – shareholders’ disputes. Like the prenuptial agreement to marriage, read on to see what you can do with this agreement.

On 15 March 2019, the National People’s Congress of China adopted the new Foreign Investment Law (the “Law”). It aimed to unify and streamline the framework of foreign investment in China, and build a market environment with stability, transparency, predictability and fair competition. The Law will take effect on 1 January 2020. How will the…

In light of the rising economic openness of Malaysia, JC Legal joined hands with their associate partner firm in Malaysia to stage a fireside chat on the basics to establish and grow business presence in Southeast Asia. The seminar featured Malaysian lawyers Chai Chuan Long, Partner of real estate practice, Lew Choon Meng and Ong…

With the third Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day coming up 27 June, entrepreneurs tell Liana Cafolla about what it takes for start-ups to survive the start-up phase in Hong Kong and build a successful business. Illustrations by Roberto Cigna InvestHK, which also hosts dozens of start-up related events throughout the year, reports that 2,625…

On 8 October 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) issued a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) pursuant to which certain Hong Kong funds and UK funds may be distributed in each other’s market through a streamlined process. A stated purpose of the MoU is to…

Shareholders’ disputes are one of the most common causes of business failures. It is particularly true when doing business in Asia, where foreign investors often face cultural differences, local commercial practices and specific legal requirements. Adopting a shareholders’ agreement can reduce such risks. Legally speaking, a shareholders’ agreement is a contract concluded between the founders…

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