What is Malaysia Free Trade Area

Corporate services

If you are starting a business in Malaysia or need help with legal issues, you can benefit from our experience and expertise.

The Corporate Services department is your comprehensive contact for start-ups in Malaysia. We help you to start a business, to set up a representative office, a branch or a business office in Malaysia. We offer you a full suite of corporate services - including company formation, opening of accounts, license and visa application. Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

Our services in detail

We advise you on the establishment of subsidiaries and local representative offices in Malaysia, support you in setting up various types of companies and offer free initial consultancy for start-ups in Germany. We also help you with the opening of company accounts and application for company credit cards.

Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions

We minimize your risk and offer a careful due diligence for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities in collaboration with local law firms. As part of an attractive due diligence package, we accompany you from the very first day and make sure that you are well prepared for your potential purchase in Malaysia.

Corporate Services can help you apply for Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass and Dependency Pass, Malaysia My Second Home, Maid Visa and Student Visa, and advise you on applying for Residence Pass Talent. In addition, we register your company with the immigration office and provide you with guidance on a variety of visa matters.

Visa Regulations in Malaysia (PDF, 1MB)

Corporate Services solicits commercial statements and credit reports on corporate credit ratings, advises on employment issues in cooperation with local law firms, assists in contracting, and helps with fraud and intellectual property.

State funding programs and licenses

Corporate Services advises you on available state funding programs, including Pioneer Status and Investment Tax Allowance, applying for various licenses, such as: Halal Certificate, Manufacturing License, WRT License, Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse or Business License, and helps with the transfer and application for driver's licenses.

Translations, Certifications and Identification

Corporate Services commissions translations and applies for appropriate certifications. In addition, we carry out identifications for private and corporate accounts as well as credit card applications for German banks in accordance with the German Money Laundering Act (GwG Ident).

Customs, import & export

Corporate Services applies for customs codes (HS codes) and collects customs information, including confirmation of appropriate customs codes. In addition, we advise you on customs matters, on import and export regulations, necessary permits and licenses, free trade zones and agreements and issue certificates of origin (non-preferential certificate of origin).

Fraud Investigation and Business Intelligence

Corporate Services can assist in fraud, cybercrime, bribery and corruption cases. We can recommend business intelligence specialists.

Please also refer to our advisory on fraud: Precautions Against Fraud (PDF, 133KB)

Location and Production Site Analysis

Setting up a production site in Malaysia requires careful planning and budgeting. You will also need to have knowledge of the respective regulations, licenses and risks. Our Corporate Services team conducts in-depth location analyzes for sites in Peninsular Malaysia, compares suitable incentives, available workforces, infrastructure, business environments and tax / duty advantages in case of an establishment in a Free Trade Zone or an application for an import duty exemption . Furthermore, we will pay a visit to the local authorities on your behalf, to check on their legal reliability. This way, you can be sure to find the best location for your future company in Malaysia.