An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2024

The People’s Republic of China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, from which point it has been a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the country. However, the way in which the city is governed is still fundamentally different from the Chinese mainland – a fact that is reflected in its slogan of “One Country, Two Systems”. Hong Kong is largely autonomous from China, and foreign companies will quickly discover that the rules of doing business in the mainland simply do not apply in Hong Kong, and vice versa.

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Vietnam Briefing

Choosing the Right Location for Your Business in the Asian Market


Investors should utilize a multi-country benchmarking service to accurately identify the most advantageous destinations to set up in the Asian market.

China Briefing

China’s New Company Law: Considerations for Foreign Stakeholders and FIEs


The New Company Law brings substantial changes with implications for new and existing foreign invested enterprises and stakeholders. Foreign investors must assess if adjustments to existing structures or new business negotiations are necessary.

Middle East Briefing

Setting Up in Sharjah, UAE: A Foreign Investment Guide


The UAE emirate of Sharjah is not reliant on oil and gas reserves, and has well-developed manufacturing, construction, and real estate sectors.

India Briefing

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) and Your India Investment Strategy


India has double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs) in place with over 90 countries, with certain tax treaties offering lower withholding tax (WHT) rates on certain types of income.

India Briefing

Industry Bodies, Associations Seek Extension for Digital Competition Bill Feedback


The Digital Competition Bill proposes a preemptive regulatory framework for overseeing digital markets in India, drawing inspiration from the Digital Markets Act of the European Union.

ASEAN Briefing

Vietnam’s Updated Telecommunications Law Takes Effect July 1


Since the first revision of the Telecommunications Law in 2009, Vietnam has worked to modernize its telecommunications system to reflect the impact of digital advances better.

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