Hong Kong (HK)

Jurisdiction Overview

472 *LO Update: Is the update of information on the identity of legal owners mandatory? Yes
 Data Date: 2019


According to the Global Forum (2013): "All companies incorporated in Hong Kong are obliged to file an annual return with the Companies Registry which specifies the names and addresses of its directors and members (Companies Ordinance s.107)." (GF 2013: 27-28). In 2019, the Global Forum confirms that "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" (GF 2019: 32).


GF 2013: 42-43; GF 2019: 32