Hong Kong (HK)

Jurisdiction Overview

470 *LO Record: Does the registration of domestic companies comprise legal owner's identity information? All LO: Yes, all companies require recording of all legal owners.
 Data Date: 2019


The Global Forum reports: "all companies formed under Hong Kong law are obliged to register and file annual returns with the CR that identify the legal owners of the company. Upon registration, the companies must indicate their form and provide their articles of association, particulars of directors and company secretary and the name, address and shareholding of each founder member. Any change of directors should be notified within 15 days (s. 645). In addition, private companies having share capital and public companies must file an annual return (s. 662) that confirms the accuracy of the data held on the Registry" (GF 2019: 32).


GF 2013: 27; GF 2019: 32