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  • Hawksford's Julian Hayden explains why Jersey is popular for Chinese investors

    Jersey has increasingly become an IFC of choice for the effective management of cross-border capital, with a particular upsurge in activity from China. In 2014, around 20% of Chinese companies listed in London were incorporated in Jersey. Hawksford Director Julian Hayden was invited to explain this in more detail for Jersey Finance publication, Links with China.


  • Hawksford Singapore identifies global trends that will impact Singapore business formations in 2015

    Hawksford Singapore’s recently released Singapore Business Formation Statistics Report concludes that the outlook is bright for the second half of 2015 despite the tepid global economic recovery which weighed down global economic growth in Q4 of 2014.


  • Latest Changes to Hong Kong – China Tax Treaty

    Hong Kong, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and the Peoples Republic of China entered into an Avoidance of Double Taxation treaty (DTA) on 8 December 2006. Since then several changes have been made to the original treaty. The latest one, the fourth protocol, was made on 1 April 2015. It is expected to exalt the position of Hong Kong as a hub for aircraft and ship leasing and asset management businesses. At the same time, it increases the obligations of business entities operating in both jurisdictions by introducing anti-avoidance clauses and enhancing the scope of exchange of information. The following is an overview of the changes and its implications.


  • Hawksford Group expands Asian corporate presence with move into Hong Kong


  • Hawksford Singapore Releases Singapore Business Formation Statistics Q1 2015

    The latest report by Hawksford Singapore reveals that the year 2015 has kicked off with a soft start compared to previous quarters, but Singapore remains a fertile environment that is attracting entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises alike.


  • Hong Kong – The Channel for Outbound Chinese Investments

    A record number of Chinese mainland investors have set up companies in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). As per annual survey report by the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong SAR, the number of mainland Chinese subsidiaries in Hong Kong increased from 789 in 2010 to 957 in 2014. Mainland China companies accounted for the fourth largest number of regional head quarter companies established in Hong Kong. Among local offices established in Hong Kong, mainland China accounted for the second highest number.


  • More Mainland Companies Expected To Set-up Subsidiaries in Hong Kong Due To Relaxed Outbound Investment Initiative

    In an effort to drive the “Go-Global” strategy and President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the regulatory agencies made several revisions to the outbound investment regulatory regime. “One Belt, One Road” is an initiative to integrate 26 countries and markets, with a total population of more than 4 billion, for the purpose of trade and commerce. The Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM) revisions came into effect in October 2014. According to the revisions, the outbound investments of Chinese companies must be filed with the relevant authority and approval is only required for investments involving sensitive countries, regions or sectors.


  • Hawksford strengthens Asian presence with three strategic appointments

    Eighteen months after establishing a presence in Asia and following substantive growth, Hawksford is strengthening its commitment to the Asian market by building its team.


  • Hawksford Hong Kong Appoints Leanne Ho as Managing Director

    Hawksford has appointed Leanne Ho as Managing Director in Hong Kong.


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