Corporate Formation and Administration Services

Ethos (Hong Kong) Limited provides professional Corporate Formation and support services to International entrepreneurs and SMEs whose focus is on building a platform in Asia to grow their businesses worldwide

Corporate Formation

Offshore and onshore corporate formation in a variety of jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Seychelles, Delaware and Nevada and most common jurisdictions.

•China Structures include establishing representative offices and Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises (WFOEs).
•Philippines Structures including Branch Offices, Foreign Majority Domestic Corporation, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) registered entities and representative offices.
•Providing Corporate Secretary and Registered Office.

Corporate Administration

Provision of Corporate Secretarial Services such as:

•Corporate Documentation and Statutory Records, Mandatory Filings, Liaison with registered agents and Government Departments.
•Comprehensive Company Secretarial software to ensure Corporate Compliance to meet local government requirements and regulations.
•Drafting and Execution of Commercial Agreements and Project Consultancy.

Company Management

Provision of Managed Corporate Services such as:

•Professional Directors (Personal and Corporate).
•Nominee Shareholders (Personal and Corporate).
•Advice and assistance in the day-to-day management of the corporation.
•Bank signatories for the Corporate and Trade Accounts.

Cross-border Corporate Structuring

Strategically, defined and correctly structured international businesses require a combination of experience, expertise and qualified advisors in an increasingly complex global business environment. At Ethos, we assist with:

•Reviewing existing Corporate Structures.
•Analyzing and defining opportunities for improvement to allow for growth and expansion.
•Assessing and defining options for possible structures and re-structuring.
•Assisting with the implementing of the chosen options.
•Assisting with defining milestones and measuring the direction and course of outcomes.
•Using our extensive network of the professionals worldwide.

Trade Services

•Assisting with drafting ‘letters of credit’ documentation.
•Communication and liaison with suppliers and buyers.
•Reviewing supporting Trade documentation to ensure compliance and accuracy.
•Assisting with the timely execution of documentation, per the terms of the ‘letter of credit’.
•Ensuring that supporting documentation is correctly presented and amended when necessary.

Corporate Bank Accounts

•Facilitate successful establishment of corporate bank accounts.
•Provision of bank signatory as and when required.
•Ensuring clients are kept up-to-date with changes in company banking regulations.
•Assisting with regulatory compliance matters as mandated by bank authorities.

Accounting and Tax Services

Ethos (Hong Kong) Limited provides high-quality back-office solutions, including efficient financial reporting and accounting, specific requirements.

Key Accounting Services:

Maintaining of the Accounting Records and Preparation of Financial Statements

Our services range from routine bookkeeping and maintenance of accounting records to the provision of individually tailored management reports; monthly, quarterly or annual statements and profit analyses and include:

•Bookkeeping including preparation of vouchers and completion of cash books and ledgers, general ledger, trial balance, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
•Preparation of management reports in accordance with clients’ timetable and requirements including monthly, quarterly or annual unaudited financial statements, consolidations, cash-flow statements, budgets and bank statement reconciliations.
•Assistance with the preparation of financial forecasts and budgets.
•Maintenance of fixed-asset registers and preparation of depreciation schedules.
•Arrangement of statutory company audits.
•Tax filling including preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual tax forms to the various tax department in Hong Kong.
•Advice and assistance with the tax compliance for Hong Kong and China.
•Assistance with special ad-hoc projects including liasing with tax authorities.
•Payroll services, including completion of Employer returns.

Tax Compliance (Not Tax Advisory)

Many companies are required by lax to submit a company tax return on an annual basis and pay any tax due. We complete appropriate documentation, analyze and prepare the required reports, and liaise with the appropriate tax and other authorities to ensure compliance with local requirements, Ethos has: in-house qualified Certified Public Accountants (CPAs); familiarity with International Standards and working with Foreign Companies; fluency in written and spoken English and local languages.

Trust and Administration Services

Ethos (Hong Kong) Limited Trust services continue to enable families to enjoy the benefits of their wealth without being burdened by the many issues of ownership, by:

• Managing and preserving family businesses and other assets through many generation
• Set aside wealth to meet the philantropic objectives of the family members
• Making efficient plans to meet or reduce tax liabilities
• Caring for people who are incapacitated or otherwise unable to look after themselves or their financial affairs

Trust Management and Family Office Services

Taking responsibility for the administration of properly designed trusts and other integrated holding structures such as Private Trust Companies (PTCs), Ethos offers a full range of services including:

•Undertaking or overseeing, the administration of Trusts and other Fiduciary Structures in accordance with the terms of the Trust instruments and best practice.
•Regularly monitoring the performance of chosen professionals to safeguard all Trust assets.
•Helping family appointed executors with all aspects of estate administration of the affairs of the deceased family member.

Business Service

Ethos (Hong Kong) Limited can handle all clients’ telephone, fax, courier and mail requirements. Clients can utilize our key Hong Kong address to build a corporate identity, and manage back office functions. We streamline routine aspects of a client’s day-to-day operations leaving them to focus on their businesses. 

Our services offered can include:

•Use of City Business Address (for correspondence address).
•A Direct Phone Number with Personalized Telephone Answering Message.
•Use of a Local Fax Number for fax receiving and fax forwarding service to local or international designated number.
•Weekly Mail Forward by Ordinary Mail, Email or Courier.
•Domain Set up and Email Services.
•Stationary Printing – business cards, letterhead and envelope printing.
•Translation / Interpretation Services – either in-house team members or outsourced.
•Arranging for the provision of legal and taxation advice and opinions depending on the jurisdiction.
•Drafting commercial, consultancy and employment contracts.
•Immigration Visas (for Hong Kong only).
•Consultancy services for high net worth individuals, companies and family offices.
•Hotel Reservation and Airport Pick-up.
•Online Booking Services and Invoices.