Business Registration Services
in the Philippines
Kittelson & Carpo’s industry-savvy legal counsels can assist you register your business in the Philippines
Before local and foreign companies are allowed to do business in the Philippines, they are required to register with various government agencies and obtain business permits from the local government unit where they want their business to be located.
Our business consultants and lawyers will help you choose the best business entity to register (branch office, subsidiary/domestic corporation, representative office or regional headquarters/regional operating headquarters) and determine the best possible alternative business name for your company (in case your first choice of name is unavailable) as well as the ideal but practical location you can establish your permanent office address in the country.
K&C provides expert advice to businesses of all sizes, from small-and-medium enterprises to multinational corporations, on the most suitable business entity they can register in the Philippines while taking into account the following requirements:
- nature of their business;
- types of activities their local office in the Philippines will engage in;
- need for special or secondary licenses, registrations, or permits if they intend to engage in regulated industry sectors; and
- staffing requirements to assess the size of their company’s physical location and facilities.
Both Filipino and Non-Filipino investors can avail of tax incentives from the Philippine government under any of the country’s major investment laws if they register their projects with the government agencies authorized by the government to grant and administer such incentives. Among these agencies are the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Board of Investments (BOI), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and Clark Development Corporation (CDC), to name a few.
The Philippines has established a number of special economic zones and free ports that grant specific incentives to enterprises that establish their business operations in these locations. The most established zones are located in Metro Manila (particularly in Makati City, Ortigas City, Quezon City, and Bonifacio Global City), Cebu, Clark, Subic, Davao, and Santa Rosa, Laguna. New economic zones in other areas such as Iloilo, Zamboanga, General Santos City, and Cagayan de Oro are in progress.
Our business consultants can help you qualify for these special tax incentives, as well as other incentive privileges made available to the business entity you plan to register.
8th Floor, Marajo Tower, 312 26th Street
West corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines 1634
Phone: (+632) 224-1833
Mobile: (+63) 998-962-0430
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed