China Incorporation

Sinovantage maintains three self-operated offices in mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen) and is able to offer professional services in regard of setting up companies in most provinces in mainland China. Our clients include private investors, international companies and multinationals, as well as overseas agents, law firms and accounting practices which outsource this service to us when required by their clients.

Setting up a company in China is a complex process. Sinovantage provides a clear timeline at the signature of the contract and frequent updates on the registration process.

Please follow up on the links below to learn more about the different types of company structures available for foreign investors in China, as well as other services related to our China incorporation practice.

As a foreign individual or company looking to start your business or expand your activities in China, there are four legal structures to select from:

All four types of business structures are available in the 30+ cities that we cover, including Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Ningbo, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian etc.

While clients typically hire us just to handle the business registration procedures, we also offer additional pre-investment value added services that can be critical in making the new venture in China a success from the very beginning. We also offer post investment services for companies that are already full registered and have started their operations in China.

Our China Incorporation and company registration services include:

Pre-Investment Services

This represent the actual business registration work done by Sinovantage, which begins after the signature of the service contract. The procedures, requirements and service prices differ depending of the legal structure you have selected to enter the Chinese market.

  • Representative Office
  • Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise
  • Sino-Foreign Joint Venture
  • Foreign Invested Partnership Enterprise


  • Visas & Residence Permits Application
  • Accounting services (bookkeeping, monthly reporting, annual audit etc.)
  • Special Industry licenses applications (IT, telecoms, etc.)
  • Change of registered address
  • Change of legal representatives
  • Ownership structure change
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Company closing

Finally, Sinovantage provides mergers and acquisitions services for foreign companies looking to purchase an existing entity in China instead of starting from zero, as well as a brokerage service to buy or sell WFOEs in China.