Facts and figures

 

Geographic coverage

PwC has more than 236,000 people in 158 countries.

PwC people in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore as of 1 July 2017

Territory

Partners

Client service & practice support staff

Total

Mainland China

396

11,638

12,034

Hong Kong

217

3,711

3,928

Macau

1

61

62

Taiwan

106

2,470

2,576

Singapore

135

2,708

2,843

Our history

1902

Arthur Lowe registers on 2 June as Hong Kong's first professional accountant. 

1903

Joseph Bingham joins Lowe.

1906

Lowe & Bingham opens a Shanghai office on Museum Road.

1909

Frederick Matthews of Shanghai becomes a partner of the firm, now called Lowe, Bingham & Matthews.

1935

Hong Kong partners buy out Matthews' share of Hong Kong practice.  Hong Kong and Shanghai become "separate but parallel practices".

1946

Lowe, Bingham & Thomsons is formed in Shanghai, works closely with Price Waterhouse & Co.  Hong Kong firm becomes correspondent for PW.

1962

Sanford Y.T. Yung registers Sanford Yung & Co on 1 March. 

1965

Sanford Yung & Co. becomes a member of Coopers & Lybrand.

1974

LB&M becomes a member of PW International.

1979-1992 

Both PW and C&L enter the PRC under the Open Door Policy.  PW reopens in Shanghai.

1998

International merger between PW and C&L results in formation of PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong.

2002

PwC firms in Hong Kong and China merge and then combine with the Hong Kong and China practices of Andersen.

2008

The collaboration of the China, Hong Kong and Singapore firms.

2010

The collaboration of the China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan firms. 

 

 

 

Additional facts

  • PwC named one of the world's top 10 most powerful brands in the 2017 Brand Finance Global 500
  • In 2017, PwC firms provided services to 419 companies in the Fortune Global 500
  • PwC was named China Best Financial Service Provider of PE and VC industry in 2015
  • PwC was named Consulting Service Provider of the Year at the Asia Pacific Leasing Awards 2014
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2017 for the 14th consecutive year
  • In August 2014, PwC China was named as the official Financial Advisory Services Company for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games (WOG) Bid Committee
  • In 2017, PwC ranked Top 5 most attractive employer for business students by Universum
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