Corporate Services in China

MSA offers business support and consulting services to support clients' success in China. Our experts provide insights, information, and advice for compliant, successful China operations.

We advise on China market entry, including the type of investment vehicles in China best suited to our client’s specific industries, sizes, and backgrounds. Our support ranges from company registration in China to local and international business expansion and profit repatriation. Via our range of corporate services, we guide our clients step by step, from company setup in China to ongoing operational support, where we have supported hundreds of foreign companies from a wide range of industries with their business operations in China and Hong Kong.

Our corporate services offering

Corporate Establishment

We support foreign investors seeking to enter or expand their presence in the Chinese market by setting up a local Chinese entity (including WFOE, Joint Venture, Rep. Office, and Branches). Our advice to our clients covers not only the legal incorporation of a Chinese entity but also support with a bank account and tax registrations and applications for other licenses (e.g., customs license, F&B license, etc.) to establish a fully functioning and ready-for-operations legal entity in China.

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Corporate Restructuring

Companies with a presence in China and/or Hong Kong may have various reasons to change certain aspects of the company registration or structure after incorporation. As a full-service provider, we support our clients with all changes to their business structure, such as changes in company address, business scope, capital, directors/registered personnel, etc. We alleviate the administrative burden by completing the necessary amendment of the company’s statutory record with the relevant government authorities.

Company Liquidation

Various reasons may lead foreign investors to conclude that their Chinese subsidiary is no longer in the group’s best interest. However, when a company decides to close its operations in China, it is essential to follow the proper company deregistration procedure to avoid any impact on its ability to do business with China in the future. Here, our team of tax, financial, and legal experts supports all aspects of company closure in China.

Profit Repatriation

The primary objective for most foreign-invested enterprises in China is to earn a return on their investment. However, since repatriating funds out of China is considered a strenuous challenge due to China’s foreign exchange controls, companies with operations in China must develop a sound profit repatriation strategy. We support our clients with all known strategies to repatriate profit out of China, including dividends, service fees, royalties, reimbursements, and intercompany loans, where we advise on the tax impact, requirements, and procedure of the chosen profit repatriation method.