Considerations when holding a virtual AGM

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of holding Annual General Meetings (AGMs) via virtual means. However, as we move towards normalcy, companies are reverting to holding physical AGMs. The question that remains is: should companies still hold virtual AGMs? Virtual AGMs are held on platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex or Google Meet. Participants [...]

By |2023-01-17T13:05:20+08:00January 17th, 2023|Running a Company|

How to change your company secretary

Upon incorporation, companies must appoint a company secretary within six months. This is in accordance with section 171(4A) of the Companies Act which states: The office of secretary must not be left vacant for more than 6 months at any one time. In most cases, the company secretary is filled by the corporate service provider [...]

By |2022-07-27T16:24:59+08:00July 27th, 2022|Running a Company, Uncategorized|

Advantages and disadvantages of convertible notes

Brief introduction: To better understand the advantages and disadvantages, we will need to first understand what convertible notes really are and then we can better appreciate their usage. We have a previous article posted here: What is a convertible note?. This article spells out the usual steps a company may take to issue a convertible [...]

By |2022-06-10T12:12:43+08:00June 10th, 2022|Running a Company|

Guide to CPF contributions in Singapore

Do note that the information in this article is accurate as of the date of publishing. As a general guide, CPF contributions are required for full-time, part-time, casual and temporary employees who are: Singapore citizens or permanent residents Engaged under a contract of service (i.e. an employment contract as opposed to a contract for service) [...]

By |2022-04-19T18:05:10+08:00April 25th, 2022|Running a Company|

Upcoming changes to the Companies Act. New statutory requirements for companies.

On January 10th 2022, Parliament passed the Corporate Registers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act. This amends the Companies Act and Limited Partnerships (LLP) Act.   What are the changes? Both local and foreign Singapore registered companies will be required to keep a non-public register of nominee shareholders and their nominators. The register will need to be updated [...]

By |2022-02-09T17:00:45+08:00February 9th, 2022|Latest News and Announcements, Running a Company|

What are Non-routine Secretarial Services?

In our previous article, What are Routine Secretarial Services?, we discussed the typical services which a corporate service provider will cover. In this article, we will touch on what are non-routine Secretarial Services. Non-routine secretarial services are typically items that do not happen on a regular basis. They are generally not the usual statutory requirements. [...]

By |2022-02-07T09:58:29+08:00February 7th, 2022|Running a Company|

What are Routine Secretarial Services?

In accordance with the Companies Act, every Singapore registered company is required to appoint a company secretary. In many instances, companies may outsource this position, as well as the duty to maintain corporate compliance, to a corporate service provider like Singapore Secretary Services. The role of the Company Secretary is to assist in the administration [...]

By |2022-02-07T09:35:49+08:00February 3rd, 2022|Questions and Answers, Running a Company|

Changes to company laws to improve corporate compliance

On the 10th of January 2022, the Singapore parliament passed the Corporate Registers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act. This act amends the Companies Act and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act. This act adds the requirement for Companies registered in Singapore to keep registers of nominee shareholders and their nominees. This requirement will plug the gap regarding the [...]

By |2022-01-18T08:33:58+08:00January 18th, 2022|Running a Company|

Why you should consider a Private Limited Company structure over an LLP

A Company and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) are both incorporated entities which mean that they have a separate legal personality from their ownership. We encounter a lot of queries about which business structure is best recommended for people looking to set up business structures and more often than not, we usually gravitate and recommend [...]

By |2021-08-23T14:43:50+08:00August 19th, 2021|Running a Company|
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