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Business Registration

Business Registration Services in the Philippines

We offer Business Registration services to local and foreign entities seeking to register a business in the Philippines.

We provide end-to-end assistance, from company incorporationforeign licensing, application for business permits, and corporate housekeeping/secretarial work to determining eligibility for government tax incentives, general compliance work, and corporate restructuring.

What We Offer

We offer expert advice to businesses of all sizes, from small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) to multinational corporations, on the most suitable business entity you can register, whether your purpose is to incorporate a local company or obtain licensing for setting up your back-office or regional headquarters in the Philippines.

Evaluation and Assessment of Business Plans

We can also help you assess the suitability of your market-entry plans while evaluating the following:

  • Nature of business
  • List of business activities to engage in
  • Capital requirements on the chosen industry (and options for reducing the minimum capital required for starting operations)
  • Appointment of Nominee Director/s or Resident Agent
  • Designation of Corporate Officers (President, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer, etc.)
  • Need for special or secondary licenses/permits (if the client engages in a regulated industry)
  • Ideal location for the business
  • Staffing requirements to assess the approximate size of office space and facilities

Streamlined Company Formation Process

After successful registration of your business, we offer the following services to further streamline your company setup process:

We also have strategic partnerships with various firms to help you with other corporate compliance concerns.

Access to High-Quality and Niche Candidates

Our partner recruitment firm will assist you with sourcing top candidates for your vacancies, offering the following services:

  • Recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • Headhunting
  • Salary Benchmarking

Full Compliance with the Latest Tax Laws in the Philippines

Our partner accounting firm will help you consolidate your accounting records and secure compliance with your tax filing requirements. Their services include:

  • Outsourced Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • Transfer Pricing Compliance
  • Accounting Record Reconstruction
  • Accounting Manual Preparation
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement Compilation
  • Business Process and Internal Control Review
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • PEZA Compliance

Legal Guidance For Business Concerns

Our partner law firm will assist your company on your legal concerns, with dedicated lawyers on the following practice areas:

  • Corporate Law and Special Projects
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Law
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor and Employment
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Global Business and Trade
  • e-Commerce Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Data Privacy Compliance

Ideal Location for Your Company

Our partner real estate firm provides a broad range of commercial real estate services to help you find the ideal office space for your business, offering the following services:

  • Serviced Offices
  • Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Landlord Representation
  • Residential Services
  • Valuation and Appraisal
  • Research and Consultancy

Business Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Region

Our parent company, along with its subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region, can assist you with company expansion and incorporation in key Asian markets such as:

  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia

Business Registration in the Philippines FAQs

For business registration in the Philippines, what types of entities can I register?

For business registration in the Philippines, a local or foreign individual/company can register any of the following business entities, namely:

  1. Corporation (Domestic Corporation, One Person Corporation or Foreign Corporation)
  2. Partnership (General Partnership or Limited Partnership)
  3. Sole Proprietorship (Filipino-owned or Foreign-owned)

What are the requirements for business registration in the Philippines?

Before undergoing the process of business registration in the Philippines, you need to accomplish the pre-registration requirements first, which are generally as follows:

  1. Reserve company name
  2. Draft Articles of Incorporation/Partnership and Bylaws
  3. Secure the Contract of Lease of your office address
  4. Open a Treasurer-in-Trust (TIT) account (for branches/representative offices only)
  5. Appoint a Resident Agent (for foreign corporations only)

What are the requirements to accomplish after business registration in the Philippines?

After business registration in the Philippines, you need to accomplish post-registration requirements, which are generally as follows:

  1. Conduct first meeting and elect corporate officers
  2. Open a corporate bank account
  3. Hire and register employees with the government
  4. Apply for tax incentives (optional)
  5. Comply with annual regulatory requirements

Set Up Your Company in the Philippines With Ease

With a full suite of business registration and corporate compliance services, we are dedicated to helping you enjoy a seamless company formation process.

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