Company Types in Indonesia Which Do Not Require Shareholders
Not every business entity which exists in Indonesia is required to have a specific number of shareholders. Such business entities include sole proprietorships (UDs) as well as civil partnerships which can be divided into firms and limited partnerships (CVs). UDs are set up in such a way that their owner will have access to complete control of the company. Therefore, they are set up to specifically prevent shareholders from controlling portions of the company’s ownership; thus, UDs do not require any shareholders. Civil partnerships also have characteristics which allow them to operate without having any shareholders. This fact applies to firms and CVs alike. Firms involve multiple partners who each play active roles in the management and ownership of the company. Thus, there is no need for a firm to have any shareholders. Partners who own a CV are divided into active and passive partners. Active partners are those who directly run the CV, while passive partners are those who invest funds on behalf of active partners. As is the case with firms, the nature of CVs mean that they will not have any shareholders.
The facts which have already been mentioned make it clear that if one attempts to start a PT PMA, PT, PMA, or public company in Indonesia without having any accompanying shareholders, the incorporation will be invalid. However, one can start a UD, CV, or firm in Indonesia without having any shareholders because their respective business structures allow them to be in full operation without a need for any shareholders.
Perhaps you have become interested in starting a company of your own in Indonesia. Regardless of which business entity you select or how many shareholders are required by your company, we at Paul Hype Page & Co will be able to guide you through the entire process of incorporation in Indonesia. Once we have helped you set up your new company in Indonesia, you may then proceed with the selection of shareholders who will collectively own and help to dictate the policies of your new company, should the business entity which you have selected require any.