Nature of branch offices
What is a branch office?
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.
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.