A friend of mine in Taiwan asked me if his Taiwan company needs to establish a US entity to sign agreements or contracts with American companies in the US. His understanding is that US business law only “recognizes” corporations that are Incorporated (Inc) or are Limited Liability Corporations (LLC). He actually has an offshore company incorporated in HK (Ltd).
I have told him it isn’t necessary. He can use his Taiwan incorporated entity (Inc) or his HK entity (Ltd). Worst comes to worse, he can set up a Delaware corporation in 1 day (or in 5 minutes, if you believe some ads on Google - n.pr/Vn0o8i) – hilarious
My understanding is based on common sense. I could see how a US organization might balk at signing with an entity from the “Republic of China”, but for my friend, his HK corp should more than suffice. I wish I could point my friend to an authoritative source to back it up. Can you recommend anything? I did a (very very) quick look at RocketLawyer.com and didn’t see anything jump out at me about appropriate counterparties in an agreement.