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Hong Kong: Types of Company


Trust law in Hong Kong is virtually identical to English trust law and is contained in the provisions of the Trustee Ordinance (an Ordinance which is modeled on the English Trustee Act 1925).

Both fixed and discretionary trusts may be settled in Hong Kong. Documents do not have to be registered and there are no statutory requirements in Hong Kong for a trust to make annual returns, submit audited financial statements, etc., unless it is carrying on business in Hong Kong.

Unlike most offshore jurisdictions Hong Kong has not tampered with jurisdiction a more attractive jurisdiction in which to create a settlement. Hong Kong will therefore not normally be a suitable location for an asset protection trust.



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