Corporate Secretarial Service

Why do you need a Company Secretary?

By law, it is required for every private limited company in Singapore to appoint a company secretary.

The company secretary must be a natural person who is an “ordinary” resident in Singapore. Singapore Companies Act requires each company to appoint a company secretary within six month of incorporation. In order to ensure that your business is fully compliant with ACRA’s regulations, you will need a licensed Company Secretary. Our dedicated team of staff are well-trained and equipped with the necessary expertise to advise and help you incorporate your company in the most efficient manner. With Lionsworld, you will receive professional assistance at every step in establishing a legal business entity in Singapore.

Who can be a Corporate Secretary?

A Corporate Secretary must be a Singapore citizen, PR or Entrepass holder. You may appoint one of your Company Directors as the Corporate Secretary of the company. However, if you are the company’s only director, you will not be able to act as the secretary. The Board of Directors have a duty to appoint a knowledgeable person as secretary as his advice is deemed to be professional.

While there are no specific qualifications required to be appointed as a Corporate Secretary, it is important to appoint wisely as it is the duty of the corporate secretary to give advice to the company’s board of directors and shareholders, as well as to ensure that all the company documents are legal and correct. There can be legal implications if a dispute is raised due to incorrect documents.

What is the role of the corporate secretary?

In order to protect all the members of the company, it is the duty of the company secretary to ensure that all the documents are in order and properly kept inside the company’s minute book. At least one original signed copy of the company documents should always be kept inside the company minute book in order to ensure that all company documents remain well-maintained, recognized and legally binding to avoid any possible disputes.

At the same time, it is also the corporate secretary’s role to provide clear and proper advice to the members of the company on their queries related to their company structure and filings.

The key roles of a Singapore company secretary, as per ACRA, are:

  • to maintain the company’s statutory registers and records
  • arrange for shareholder and director meetings
  • assist to ensure that the filings are up to date, correct and filed timely
  • lodge and file in time all necessary documents required by law
  • provide administrative support in preparation of meetings
  • provide comprehensive legal and administrative support to the board
  • assist in the implementation of corporate strategies by ensuring that the board’s decisions are properly carried out and communicated
  • ensure that the company meets all its legal obligations
  • stay updated on relevant developments and changes in statutory and regulatory obligations
  • communicate adequately with shareholders

Lionsworld as your Corporate Secretary

Singapore is well-recognized as a global business hub, and an excellent choice for aspiring entrepreneurs to start their business ventures. Yet, most entrepreneurs will find that the extensive and tedious paperwork required to manage a business is keeping them from their ultimate goal – to concentrate on ways to make profit!

With Lionsworld as your secretarial service provider, we ensure that all your compliance and filing obligations to the authorities are done effectively and efficiently. Let our experienced secretaries assist you:

  • Queries related to the company structure and requirements as mandated by ACRA
  • Filing of all company documents to avoid unnecessary fines
  • Tap on our extensive experience to ensure any Company corporate changes are done in accordance to the Law today!

 

Want to appoint Lionsworld as your Corporate Secretary?
Contact Us Now or book a consultation with us now! 

 

Need more information? Check out our FAQ page or Contact Us Now! 

Tel: +65 6336 9911
Whatsapp: +65 8747 4668
Email: helpdesk@lionsworld.com.sg
Visit us: 111 North Bridge Road #21-01 Singapore 179098

 

FAQ

Who is a company secretary?
An officer of the company who holds an advisory role to the Board of Directors in relation to complying with the Companies Act.

Can I be my own company secretary?
A secretary must be a Singapore citizen, PR or Entrepass holder. If you are the company’s only director, you will not be able to act as the secretary. The Board of Directors have a duty to appoint a knowledgeable person as secretary as his advise is deemed to be professional.

What is the role of the corporate secretary?
In order to protect all the members of the company, it is the duty of the company secretary to ensure that all the documents are in order and properly kept inside the company’s minute book. At least one original signed copy of the company documents should always be kept inside the company minute book in order to ensure that all company documents remain well-maintained, recognized and legally binding to avoid any possible disputes. At the same time, it is also the corporate secretary’s role to provide clear and proper advice to the members of the company on their queries related to their company structure and filings.

At Lionsworld, we want to ensure that all our clients are well-protected from any possible disputes arising from incomplete or improper documents. Hence, we continue to uphold the standards set by ACRA and the Singapore government to request our clients to sign all their documents originally, and if necessary, have their signatures notarized. Lionsworld also provides free consultations for companies who need advice but are unsure. Our most experienced corporate secretary has been advising businesses since 1982, so you can be assured that all advice is clear, fair and in your favor.

Should I use a lawyer or a professional corporate secretary for my incorporation?
It is safer to engage in a professional secretarial service such as Lionsworld to get clear advice and proper preparation of documents to avoid any future conflict in the future. Professional secretarial services will also be able to answer all your queries and assist you in the whole incorporation process.

 

Have more questions regarding company incorporation in Singapore?

View our FAQs for more information

 

 

Ready to Incorporate your company?

 

Basic Requirements for Singapore Company Registration

 


 

Once you fulfill the basic requirements, you can start your incorporation!

Set up your company in 1 hour, for just S$180!*

 

 

Incorporation Package

  • Processing and Filing Fees – S$180
  • Government Fees – S$315
  • 50% OFF 1st Year Secretarial Service – S$300
  • FREE Co-sharing Lounge and Business Clubhouse usage for 3 months from incorporation (worth S$165)
  • FREE Marketing services (worth S$5,000+)
  • FREE usage of Conference & Meeting Room for 3 months from incorporation (4 hours/month, worth S$200)
  • FREE due diligence of up to 2 local officers (worth S$200)
  • FREE Share Certificates
  • FREE Company Profile
  • FREE assistance for bank account opening with a bank of your choice
  • FREE Memorandum & Articles of Associations
  • FREE First Director’s Minutes
  • FREE E-Certificate of Incorporation
  • FREE Attestations and Witnessing

How to use our service:

If you are in Singapore
Simply come to our office with the NRICs/passports of all the directors and shareholders or fill in the online form here and we will get back to you shortly

If you are Overseas
Click here to submit the required information and we will get back to you shortly.

Need more advice before you start your company incorporation?
Contact Us Now! 

Tel: +65 6336 9911
Whatsapp: +65 8747 4668
Email: helpdesk@lionsworld.com.sg
Visit us: 111 North Bridge Road #21-01 Singapore 179098

 

 

    Need Help? Message us!

    By clicking send, I agree to the Privacy Policy.

     

     

    *Government fees not included. Clients also required to take up 1-year secretarial service, provided at 50% OFF. **Additional Charges (If applicable)
    • The package fee covers 2 persons for incorporation. Each additional person will be charged at $50.
    • A fee of $50.00 will be charged for each Corporate Shareholder.
    • A fee of $30.00 will be charged for any change in company’s name after reservation.
    • A fee of $60.00 will be charged for conversion from Business to Pte. Ltd. Company.
    • Payment by Credit Cards or NETS will be subjected to additional processing charges payable to government.
    • Package does not include customized M&AA or different Capital Structure