Types of company that may apply for deregistration
A shareholder, a director, a creditor or "an aggrieved party" may apply to restore a dissolved company

How to restore a company already been dissolved by deregistration?

There are two types of dissolutions under Hong Kong's Companies Ordinance:

  1. dissolved by deregistraion
  2. dissolved by striking off by the Registrar of Companies.

A company dissolved by deregistration (i.e. under Type 1) may apply to the Court of First Instance for restoration.

A company dissolved by striking off by the Registrar of Companies (i.e. under Type 2) may apply for restoration by:

  • court order or
  • by administrative restoration.

For restoration by court order, an application can be made to the Court of First Instance pursuant to section 765 of the Companies Ordinance. Since this may involve legal proceedings, an applicant desirous to make an application should better seek professional advice from lawyers.