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Nature of branch offices

What is a branch office?

  • According to ACRA,

    A foreign company can choose to set up a branch in Singapore. Unlike a subsidiary, the branch of a foreign company must have a locally resident authorised representative. The foreign branch must also comply with the statutory and disclosure requirements of the Companies Act.

FinReg business tip

A branch office is not a separate legal entity from the foreign company. It will still be required to comply with local disclosure requirements. For more comprehensive advice on expanding your company, please contact a professional.