Business Registration

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Establish your Business in the Philippines

Local regulation requires prior registration with the appropriate regulatory agencies before commencing business in the Philippines. There are a number of options available for individuals and companies who intend to engaged in business in the country.

What we do

Yap, Kung, Ching & Associates Law office offers business registration service for local and foreign owned companies looking to set-up their operations in Metro Manila, Philippines. In fact, we have already helped various corporations with their business registration and have successfully entered the Philippine market. With well-respected and experienced lawyers on our team, we are positive that we can provide you with professional business registration assistance.

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Foreign Owned

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Sole Propietorship

It is a form of business owned by a single person, referred to as the “sole proprietor”. This form of business is registered with the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Subsidiary - Domestic Corporation

It is a form of business entity created in accordance with laws of the Philippines. It is considered as a separate and distinct entity from its owners (shareholders), as such it has its own juridical personality.

Branch Office

It is considered as an extension of the parent company. Registration as a branch office in the Philippines entitles a foreign corporation to do business in the country without a need to create a separate entity from its parent company. As such, it is not required to have directors or officers separate and distinct from its parent company.

Representative Office

A representative office is a business structure of a foreign corporation that can do the following business activities:

1. Information dissemination;
2. Promotion of the products of the head office;
3. Provide quality control of the products of the head office; and
4. Act as a communication center.

A representative office cannot have income in the Philippines, as it can only be a cost center of the head office for it to provide for back office support services.

Filipino Owned

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Sole Proprietorship

It is form of business owned by a single person, referred to as the “sole proprietor”. This form of business is registered with the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Partnership

It is a form of business entity organized by at least two (2) natural persons. Similar to a corporation, a partnership has a separate juridical personality. As such, the partnership, as a separate person can acquire its own property, bring actions in court in its own name and incur its own liabilities and obligations. A partnership must also be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Domestic Corporation

It is a form of business entity created in accordance with laws of the Philippines. It is considered as a separate and distinct entity from its owners (shareholders), as such it has its own juridical personality. A corporation may enter into contracts and has the capacity to sue and be sued. The liability of the corporation is limited to the assets of the corporation. As such, shareholders are not personally liable for liabilities incurred by the corporation, except in cases of fraud. A corporation is considered as a Filipino domestic corporation if at least sixty (60%) percent of its capital is owned by Filipinos.

Contact Us

To learn more on how we can further assist you in business registration in Metro Manila, Philippines successfully, contact us by calling +632 8251-3404 / +632 8716-3392 / +63 906 415 1218. You may also send a message below. We are looking forward to hear from you.