Set up and incorporate your company in Malaysia with ease

Setting up and incorporating a company in Malaysia doesn’t come without its challenges, and we’re here to take the journey to success with you. Our comprehensive suite of company formation and incorporation services is primed to help with your business setup, ensuring that your venture in Malaysia gets the best possible start. Our team of company incorporation specialists has the intimate knowledge and know-how of the landscape to guide you through every step towards achieving the success your company deserves in Malaysia.

Our company incorporation experts make sure that your experience incorporating a company in Malaysia will be smooth and seamless while keeping your business fully compliant with the legal and regulatory requirements. This way, you can stay focused on running your business with complete peace of mind.

Dedicated to helping your company achieve success, BoardRoom works closely with businesses to help them through every phase of incorporating a company in Malaysia to ensure that they are equipped with all the knowledge they need. We assign an experienced account manager to each business to make sure there is clear communication and a single point of contact. Moreover, with over 50 years of offering our professional services to a wide range of businesses, our suite of company incorporation services comes with local and global expertise, translating to a smooth company setup process.

01Company Formation & Company Incorporation Services in Malaysia

  • Extensive advisory services for new company incorporation in Malaysia
  • Incorporation and registration services for public and private limited companies, enterprises, trust bodies & non-profit organisations in Malaysia
  • Registration of foreign companies or representative / setting up a branch office for your company in Malaysia
  • Help with new company formation and company incorporation in other Asia-Pacific regions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia etc.

02Why choose to incorporate a company in Malaysia?

There are plenty of reasons why one might choose to set up a company in Malaysia. The country has experienced growth year on year for decades and was given an outstanding score of 12 by the World Bank in 2019 for ease of doing business – a figure topped by very few countries. Below are some of the reasons you might consider Malaysia when setting up a company:

Low Corporate Tax Rate

Especially when forming a new business, a favourable tax rate is incredibly important. In Malaysia, companies with paid-up capital less than RM2.5 million are taxed 17% for the first RM600,000, and 24% for anything thereafter. The Malaysian government also introduces a series of tax exemptions yearly that, depending on the nature of your business, could be hugely beneficial.

Companies can be 100% foreign owned

Some countries have stipulations with regards to foreign ownership. However, companies in Malaysia can be 100% foreign owned. In addition, while Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken in business settings making the entire company formation process and running a business in Malaysia as a foreigner far easier.

Plenty of government support & attractive policies

The Malaysian government is well aware that foreign investment, among many other sectors, is crucial to Malaysia positioning itself as a global economic powerhouse. The formation and registration process for Sdn. Bhd. companies, especially with the help of BoardRoom, is made easy, while 76 active double taxation agreements, easy access to capital funding, and other such support from the government make for promising prospects.

03Incorporate your company in Malaysia the right way with BoardRoom

Incorporating a company in Malaysia while keeping compliant with all the different legal rules and regulations can be a challenging task without the help of experts. If you are interested in using our company formation and company incorporation services in Malaysia, please don’t hesitate to leave us your inquiry. Get in touch with our company incorporation experts today to set up your business in Malaysia!

Why Choose BoardRoom?

Because we help take your business further, faster, at all stages

BoardRoom is Asia-Pacific’s leader in Corporate and Advisory Services including Regional Employee Plan Services, Regional Payroll Services, Corporate Secretarial Services, Share Registry Services, Accounting and Taxation Services, Payroll Outsourcing, and Human Resource Outsourcing.

For over 50 years, we have supported companies in navigating through complex operational and regulatory policies and cultural sensibilities. We are well-positioned in Asia-Pacific with offices in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, as well as an extensive partner network throughout Asia.

BoardRoom is the partner of choice for many Fortune 500 multinational companies, public listed and privately owned enterprises.

Get in touch with our Corporate Secretarial experts today!


Samantha Tai

Managing Director Asia, Corporate Secretarial

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I incorporate and register a company in Malaysia?

Setting up a company in Malaysia can be a simple or complex task, depending on the structure of your company and whether you get professional assistance along the way.

Some of the things you must do when incorporating and registering a business in Malaysia include:

  • Choosing the company type, name, business activities and structure
  • Appointing a director and company secretary
  • Minimum paid-up capital of RM1 only
  • Minimum of one director who is at least 18 years of age and residing in Malaysia
  • Open a company bank account
  • Obtain all necessary permits, licenses, and certifications
  • Adopt a company constitution

Many of these tasks can be time consuming and troublesome, especially when you have a business to get off the ground. Working with professionals like BoardRoom will take care of the registration so that you can devote your time to strategic planning, marketing, operations and financing.

2. What are the costs to set up a company in Malaysia?

The cost of setting up a company in Malaysia will depend on the type of business you intend to run, and how many other additional matters you need to consider. The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has a table of fees that can be found here. There may be other fees to consider when setting up a company in Malaysia, such as professional services like company secretaries, relocation visas and more.

Get in touch with BoardRoom’s incorporation experts for a full array of services and more information regarding your specific case.

3. How long does it take to incorporate a company in Malaysia?

The company registration process in Malaysia takes between 5 – 10 working days, but this can be impacted by a few different factors including:

  1. Choosing your company name
  2. Registering your company name with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM)
  3. Opening a corporate bank account in Malaysia

BoardRoom has a team of experts who are well-versed in the processes and procedures of setting up and incorporating companies of all sizes in Malaysia. Working with Boardroom will help you circumvent many issues and help you start your business off strong.

4. Can a foreigner register a company in Malaysia?

The Company Commission of Malaysia (CCM) dictates that foreigners can only set up a Private Limited by Shares company – in Malaysia, this is known as Sendirian Berhad (Sdn Bhd).

5. Why should you choose BoardRoom as your preferred incorporation service provider?

Setting up a company in Malaysia can be a challenging and time-consuming process. BoardRoom’s team of company registration specialists can help you navigate through these problems with ease and ensure your business formation procedure is convenient and seamless. BoardRoom has in-depth knowledge of incorporating companies in Malaysia that abide by the country’s legal and regulatory requirements. Our proven track record includes assisting and advising many Fortune 500 multinational corporations as well as publicly listed and privately owned enterprises.

For more information regarding BoardRoom’s company formation and registration services in Malaysia, feel free to get in touch with us.