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Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – AGM and Annual Returns

Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Returns to be implemented in early 2018 The timelines for holding Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and the filing of annual returns will be aligned with the company’s FYE. This is to provide greater clarity and improve companies’ compliance…

Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Inward Re-Domiciliation Regime in Singapore

Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Inward Re-Domiciliation Regime in Singapore within first half of 2017 The Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 has introduced an inward re-domiciliation regime to allow foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration to Singapore instead of setting up subsidiaries (e.g. foreign corporate entities that may want to…

Setting up and maintaining the Register of Registrable Controllers of Singapore Companies and LLPs

Setting up Newly-incorporated companies and newly registered LLPs are required to keep register of registrable controllers  within 30 days from date of incorporation.   Existing companies and LLPs are required to keep register of controllers within 60 days from date of commencement of the regime (31 Mar 2017).   Companies…

Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Company Seal and Register of Registrable Controllers

Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 and Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Act 2017 Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 and Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Bill were passed in Parliament on 10 Mar 2017. Key legislative amendments to take effect from 31 Mar 2017 i) Company Seal With effect from 31 Mar 2017, companies…

Have you updated the Electronic Register of Members (EROM) of your Singapore Company?

One of the recent legislative changes to the Singapore Companies Act is that ACRA will maintain the Registers of Members for private companies in electronic form (EROM) from 3 Jan 2016, and companies will need to update shareholder information that will be recorded in the EROM.  In December 2015, ACRA…

MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

On December 22, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,Singapore,Singapore Law,Uncategorized, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

Changes to the definitions of Accredited Investors (AIs) and Institutional Investors (IIs), part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) proposed changes to its capital markets regulatory framework and followed a consultation paper issued on 21 July 21 2014, will impact Singapore-based financial institutions on their policy, documentation, systems, and procedures….

3 R’s of Turning Around an Almost Unbankable Business Proposal

Tons of business proposals ended up in the trash everyday. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and investment brokers may ask, just what are the investors looking for? The answer might just be a question in itself – Is your project bankable? If you know your business proposal has ended up in the…

Singapore and Mexico to expand bilateral cooperation

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , In Singapore,Tech, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Singapore and Mexico to expand bilateral cooperation

Singapore and Mexico has further expanded bilateral cooperation beyond just economics on 10th June 2016, into agriculture and food, education and technical cooperation. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and Mexico’s Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Ministry (SAGARPA) will now boost their cooperation on various fronts like…

MAS Issued Consultation Paper on Proposed Guidelines for Regulatory Sandbox

On June 6, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Singapore,Singapore Companies,Singapore Corporates,startups,Tech, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MAS Issued Consultation Paper on Proposed Guidelines for Regulatory Sandbox

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on proposed guidelines for regulatory sandbox today. The regulatory sandbox will provide a safer environment for allow Fintech companies to test their new financial services in a more relaxed regulatory environment but within a well-defined space and duration. There may be…

SPRING Singapore launches S$2 billion loan programme

On June 1, 2016, Posted by , In Singapore,Singapore Companies,Singapore Corporates, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on SPRING Singapore launches S$2 billion loan programme

Here’s a piece of good news for the Singapore Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs). From today, SMEs will be able to apply for unsecured working capital loans in the form of term loans of up to S$300,000 each with a repayment period of up to 5 years from the 12 participating…