Company incorporation refers to the process of establishing a private limited company in Singapore. The Companies Act of Singapore, as well as its subsidiary regulations, sets out rules and requirements for company incorporation. Most companies carry out the incorporation process in two stages, namely the establishment of a private limited company and the registration of its name.
The following are common steps involved in the incorporation process:
1) Choosing a name for the private limited company
The name of the private limited company is one of the most important matters involving company incorporation. The name must be distinguishable from any other company in Singapore. For this purpose, it is mandatory to get professional advice from a trademark registration attorney in selecting a unique and important name for the company.
The rules for new company incorporation in Singapore are different depending on whether the name is being registered under the Companies Act or under its subsidiary legislation, namely, Company (Transfer of Name) Regulation 2001 and Company Code of Conduct Regulations 2002?
2) Appointing a registered office address
A registered office is the main place of business of a company in Singapore. The address and contact details of the registered office must be provided to the Registrar of Companies upon incorporation or registration. The following address requirements apply:
The registered office must be situated in Singapore; The street address and postal code for the registered office must be provided.
3) Obtaining a company incorporation certificate
A company incorporation certificate is an important …