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Restoring Dissolved Company (HK)



Restoring Dissolved Company (HK)


There are two main ways a dissolved company can be restored to the Companies Register in Hong Kong:


  • Administrative Restoration: This is the simpler method and applies to companies struck off by the Registrar of Companies for failing to file annual returns.

  • Court Order Restoration: This method applies to companies dissolved through other means, such as deregistration or winding up.


Here's a more detailed breakdown:


Administrative Restoration


  • Process handled by the Companies Registry without needing court intervention.

  • Applicable to companies struck off within the past 20 years.

  • Requires the applicant to be a director or member of the dissolved company.

  • Involves settling any outstanding fees and penalties.

  • Company regains its previous name upon restoration.


Court Order Restoration


  • Requires an application to the Court of First Instance.

  • Applicable in various scenarios, including deregistration and winding up.

  • Can be initiated by directors, shareholders, creditors, or anyone aggrieved by the closure.

  • Involves legal proceedings and a court decision.


Additional Information:


  • It's crucial to note that even after restoration, a company might need to address any outstanding legal or financial obligations.


For further information and a comprehensive guide on the application process, you can refer to the official resources of the Companies Registry:



How Bestar can Help

Restoring Dissolved Company (HK)


Seek professional assistance from our partnered lawyer specializing in the legal procedures associated with restoring a dissolved company to the Companies Register in Hong Kong. They can assess your specific situation and advise on the most suitable course of action. They can provide:


  • Legal Expertise: Our partnered lawyer possesses the necessary understanding of the Companies Ordinance and the intricacies of the restoration process.

  • Guidance: They can advise on the most appropriate course of action based on the specific circumstances of the dissolved company.

  • Representation: If required, our partnered lawyer can represent you in court proceedings during the restoration process.


The process involves navigating legal frameworks and potential court proceedings, requiring specific legal qualifications.


For the successful restoration of your dissolved company, consulting a lawyer specializing in Hong Kong company law is crucial. Their legal expertise can significantly increase your chances of a positive outcome.




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