26 Apr, 2012

Appleby, the world’s largest provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, has today announced the launch of a new online tool that will facilitate the incorporation of offshore companies for Chinese clients, any time of the day. The online launch coincides with the official opening of the offshore firm’s new representative office in Shanghai today.


The tool will be available through Appleby’s new Chinese website ( and will offer the Chinese market a seamless, 24/7 means of accessing Appleby’s company incorporation service that makes the most of the firm’s ability to ‘follow the sun’ using its global network of offices.


Commenting on the launch, Appleby’s Hong Kong Office Managing Partner, Frances Woo, said: “Accessibility by clients is one of the major factors in choosing a service provider. We believe that we are providing a unique combination of benefits here with the automation of elements of the company incorporation service and access to Appleby people who have the skills to process applications any time of the day around the world.


“Appleby is uniquely placed to offer direct access to capabilities in the top eight offshore jurisdictions in the world and we know there is market demand for our enhanced services. For example, a growing number of China’s private entrepreneurs are undertaking major investments across the African continent and this has resulted in very large capital flows into Africa. As the only offshore law firm with a service footprint that spans across Mauritius, the Seychelles and Hong Kong, we look forward to facilitating this outbound investment trend, as well as similar moves into other emerging economies.”


Frances Woo added: “Our new Shanghai office will start out with a focus on delivering fully integrated fiduciary and administration services to our clients, working in tandem with our Hong Kong operation. Hong Kong and Shanghai together will comprise our Greater China team. We will be looking to assist with both inbound and outbound work, handling offshore entity set-ups, company administration and other fiduciary services, all of which will feed into our other practices. We are confident the office will be able to assist with the expansion of Appleby into China.”

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