Our business consultants and legal counsels will help you enjoy a seamless company formation 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, regional headquarters, regional operating headquarters or sole proprietorship) and determine the ideal but practical location you can establish your permanent office address in areas such as Metro Manila, ClarkSubicCebuSanta Rosa, Iloilo, and Davao.

We provide 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.