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A Practical Overview of Corporate Secretarial Practice in Singapore

Expert Speaker Katherine Yeo

$492.20 (including GST)



This practical workshop is specifically designed to provide you with an overview of the recent amendments to the Companies Act, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ( ACRA ) Act, its related rules and regulations.

It will also highlight the compliance requirements of the various statutory obligations in relation to money-laundering and counter terrorism financing by registered filing agents. 

Common issues faced by practitioners will be discussed.  

What you’ll learn

By the end of the workshop, you will : 

  • Acquire a practical insight on the structure and workings of a private company 
  • Understand the need for good corporate governance
  • Be able to identity the role and responsibilities of the key players in a company
  • Understand the statutory requirements relating to the filing of documents with ACRA
  • Develop an understanding of the various types of companies and their obligations relating to audit exemption and holding of annual general meeting 

Programme Outline

Brief outline of the framework for Corporate Service Providers
  • Compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing  requirements
  • Role of the registered filing agent
  • Role of the qualified individual
Incorporation of a Private Limited Company
  • The Constitution (memorandum and articles of association) 
  • The name of the company
  • Who can be appointed directors
  • Who can be a shareholder
Financial Statements and Audit Exemption

The Different Types of Companies
  • The small company
  • The dormant company
  • The dormant relevant company
  • The private exempt company

Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities

Duties of the Company Secretary

Statutory Registers and Books
  • Maintenance of a register of registrable controller
  • Maintenance of a register of nominee director
Proceedings at AGM and EGM 

Board Meetings, Resolutions and Minutes

Auditors’ Appointment, Resignation and Removal


Target Audience

Company secretaries, directors, senior executives, shareholders, filing agents, qualified individuals and personnel who are involved in compliance work in relation to company matters.

Expert Speaker

Katherine Yeo
LLB (Hons)‚Äč

Katherine is a senior member of the Bar with her own practice. She is practising principally as a solicitor specializing in real estate law, corporate and commercial law. One of her key areas of expertise is in company secretarial practice, having been an in-house counsel in a large commercial organization as well as a company secretary in a professional firm managing over 200 companies.

Katherine is a regular trainer on corporate secretarial workshops, and was an adjunct lecturer in several Institutions of Higher Learning.

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