Hybrid Seminar: Setting up an entity in mainland China and Hong Kong without being physically present
Hybrid Seminar: Setting up an entity in mainland China and Hong Kong without being physically present

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), China has been the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP and the largest measured at purchasing power parity for almost one decade. Hong Kong, one of the core engine cities of the Greater Bay Area in China, continues to be valued as a global leading financial centre, transportation centre and trade centre for foreign direct investment. However, due to the uncertainties and travel restrictions in times of a global pandemic, businesses are hesitant to carry on their expansion plans in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

To help enterprises rebuild confidence and move forward with their planned investment projects during this challenging time, Hawksford joins forces with the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, to host a hybrid seminar. The event will share a comprehensive guide to setting up an entity in Mainland China and Hong Kong without being physically present.

In this hybrid seminar, Hawksford will introduce the steps of business incorporation in the absence of an investor and solution for meeting ongoing operational compliance requirements, including accounting, tax, HR and payroll management, to enable some of the world’s prominent foreign companies successfully enter the Chinese market.


  • This event will run in a hybrid format. Seats for physical participation are limited. Booking priority to members on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For attendees joining the event virtually, access link for the webinar will be sent 1 day before the event. The session will be conducted via Zoom.
  • GCC is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. Health precaution and social distancing measures will be observed. This event follows the Government’s Vaccine Pass requirement. Only attendees who meet the requirement will be admitted to join this event in person.
  • To be considerate to others, it is strongly recommended for in person participants to take a rapid antigen test on the day of the event.
  • GCC reserves the right to change this hybrid seminar into a completely virtual event depending on the development of the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong.





FRANCESCO MONTONATI, Director of Hawksford Hong Kong

An International Law graduate, Francesco started his career at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK & Macau. He joined Hawksford in 2013 and has been working in both the Hong Kong and the Shanghai offices during the past years. During his years of practice, Francesco has extensively supported the establishment and business operations of foreign companies across Hong Kong and China, providing comprehensive advisory with outsourced administration services.



SEBASTIAN HOFFMANN, German Desk Manager at Hawksford China

Sebastian oversees the German Desk of Hawksford and acts as a bridge between clients, back-office team and third parties to establish and grow businesses in China. He started his career at a German world market leader in machinery manufacturing, where he worked out plans to support the company in launching new product and extending its market share in China and India.







Terms and Conditions:

  • The webinar link will be sent to the registration email by 5 PM the day before the webinar.
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Cancellations must be provided in writing to: icc@icc.org.hk at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • By attending this event, you agree to be photographed, recorded, and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon Signal (or above) or the Black Rain Storm Signal is hoisted.
  • For further information, please email icc@icc.org.hk



Online / In persone: GIC/ GCC Office 19/F, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong SAR (China)


June 22 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Member Ticket (physical participation): HKD 100
Member Ticket (virtual participation): HKD 100
Non-Member Ticket (physical participation): HKD 150
Non-Member Ticket (virtual participation): HKD 150


Sarah Chan



Hybrid Seminar: Setting up an entity in mainland China and Hong Kong without being physically present

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