Hello, we’re A-PASS

All our best work begins with an introduction. We’ve been helping businesses set up and operate in Hong Kong for over 10 years. We started in 2006 when founder Andrew, an accountant, did what all of us in this team do every day: go one step further.

As a boutique firm, we pride ourselves on our agility, attentiveness and personal approach. Our size belies our might. We have the experience and capabilities to meet the demands of all businesses, big or small.

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When you work with A-PASS, you work directly with a talented management team who embody integrity, transparency and trust at every stage.

Let’s build your business.

Meet the Team

A refreshing way to work


Open doors

Delivering a broad and comprehensive scope of services, we pride ourselves on our communicative approach.


Local expertise

Strengthened by our breadth of local knowledge, our dedicated team welcome any questions you may have.



Our adaptable, agile and lean way of working never compromises on human connection. We value continuity and build enduring, trusting relationships.



We think long term and align our services with your objectives to support the ongoing success of your business.

Our milestones

  1. The very beginning

    From a corner of a shared office in Times Square, founder Andrew Burgin is given an opportunity to use his skills to help a friend—and a-pass’s first client—to set up a Hong Kong office. This marks the beginning of A-PASS — and that client is still a client today.
  2. The team grows

    A-PASS acquires the business of Swaffield & Co. and its four-strong team. Now double the size and in a new office in W Square, A-PASS amps up its operation.
  3. Getting our license

    The Hong Kong government introduces the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance and a licensing regime for Trust or Company Service Providers. A-PASS obtains its license and fulfils its due diligence with the Companies Registry.
  4. Welcoming Capricorn Capital

    To deliver even more value to clients, Capricorn Capital becomes A-PASS' major shareholder. Systems are upgraded, capabilities are broadened, our network is expanded, and Robin Harris and Carolyn Lui join the ranks of senior management.
  5. Capricorn Capital makes its second APAC acquisition

    Capricorn acquires Ethos (Hong Kong) Limited further demonstrating the firm's long-term commitment to corporate services in the region.

Meet your own milestones

Wherever you are in in your business journey, our services support and add value to your companyno matter the size.

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Hong Kong

Unit 801-2, 8th Floor
Tung Hip Commercial Building
244-248 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong

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Andrew Farrant
2nd Floor, Malta House
36-38 Piccadilly
London W1J 0DP

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Jurg Hirschi
Unit E203, The Hub Workspace,
Triq Sant’ Andrija, San Gwann,
Malta, SGN1612

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New Zealand

Martin Abert
New Zealand

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Globally connected

Strategically located in three international jurisdictions, our on-the-ground teams offer consistent and comprehensive, practical services to our clients around the world.