Singapore Companies Act
A guide to the Singapore Companies Act that regulates business formation, company structure, shareholder rights, duties of directors & officers and specifies other compliance requirements.
New KYC regulations for Singapore companies
Learn about the new KYC procedures that all corporate service providers in Singapore must follow. These procedures were introduced by the Singapore government to comply with Financial Action Task Force's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorism guidelines.
Singapore Companies Amendment Act 2014
Read about the key provisions of the 2014 Amendment to the Companies Act covering rules related to formation and compliance for Singapore companies.
Singapore Companies Amendment Act 2017
Learn about the latest changes to Singapore's Company Law in order to stay in compliance with the new regulations. These changes were introduced in March 2017.
The legal foundations of a Singapore company
Understand the legal framework that undergirds a limited liability company in Singapore, and learn what it can and cannot do. This understanding will help you appreciate why this is the most popular corporate structure used by entrepreneurs.
Secrets for choosing a good name for your Singapore company
Rules, guidelines and "tricks of the trade" for choosing a good company name that meets the requirements of the Singapore Companies Act.
Legal protections offered by a limited liability company in Singapore
Learn how you can obtain a number of legal, and financial protections by using the corporate shield provided by a limited liability company in Singapore
Why foreign companies rarely choose a branch office or a rep office structure in Singapore?
A branch office or a representative office (rep office) of a foreign company must follow onerous compliance requirements yet it receives limited rights in Singapore. Learn why most firms shun these structure.
How to quality for audit exemption for your Singapore company
Entrepreneurs can avoid the expense and effort associated with an annual audit of their company if the company qualifies for audit exemption. Learn the thresholds for obtaining such exemption.
Role and responsibilities of company directors
Singapore Companies Act dictates certain statutory duties and fiduciary obligations for company directors. Learn what they are.
Role and responsibilities of company Secretary
Learn about the role, rules of appointment, duties, and responsibilities of a Company Secretary as required by the Singapore Companies Act.
Registers that a Singapore company must maintain
Learn the types of registers a Singapore company has to maintain in order to comply with the Singapore Companies Act.
Rules for conducting company meetings
Types of company meetings, how often they must be held, and procedure for conducting them.
Record-keeping requirements for company meetings
How to keep records that memorialize the proceedings of shareholders’ and directors’ meetings and are in accordance with the Singapore Company law.
For general topics on how to plan and grow your startup, see our Startup Mentor section. For specific details of how to launch and manage your startup in Singapore, see our Launch in Singapore section.