Corporate Compliance Singapore

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Course Overview

This course is specially designed to familiarize you with an overview of corporate compliance based on the Singapore Companies Act (Cap 50) and ACRA regulations. Your facilitated & competency based learning is aimed at building your competency through role play, case study and group sharing.


–  18  CPE  Hours  –

Corporate Compliance Workshop Singapore

Your Professional Trainer


Valerie Lim

ACTA Certified Trainer, FCIS (ICSA), M&U0703, EAP2, M.Mastery MM0104

Ms Valerie Lim, Founder of Gateway 21 Pte Ltd

Ms Valerie Lim, Founder of Gateway 21 Pte Ltd, has over 20 years of experience in the corporate compliance sector.

She did a 6.5 years stint with Arthur Andersen, where she set up the Corporate Secretarial Department in 1986 and grew the business successfully. Following which, she started up a local firm with an ex-colleague which has grown into a mid-sized firm in a short period of 2 years from 1992-1993. She also had 2 years of employment from 1995-1996 in Asiaciti Management Pte Ltd, which provides wealth management advisory services. In addition, she was a pioneer in Abogado Pte Ltd, the secretarial division of the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie from 1996-2000, whose clients are Fortune 500s and MNCs, bringing in millions of dollars for the secretarial practice.

Graduating in 1984, Valerie is a Fellow member of the Singapore Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (SAICSA). Besides being the facilitator at SAICSA for more than 14 years, for the Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice course, covering topics such as Business Entities, Transfer and Transmission of shares, Directors’ duties, Meetings, XBRL/FS preparation, she also assisted with members’ forums and SAICSA’s public enquiries. In addition, she had assisted ALEXIS in conducting corporate compliance courses for non-legal professionals in law firms, and was also a regular speaker at ACRA events since 2009.

She is also an ACTA / WSQ Certified Trainer endorsed by the Skills Development Fund and conducts regular SCCC MeetUp talks.

Click Here to join in our SCCC MeetUp group.




Ms Jasmine Tham (ACIS) has been an Associate Member of the Singapore Association of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA) since 1989. 

She has spent the past years providing the sort of accounting, secretarial and administrative support needed to help businesses transition through each phase of growth. Her expertise has taken her from KPMG LLP to Allen & Gledhill LLP, from one of the most respected accounting firms in the world to perhaps the most reputable law firm in Singapore.

Jasmine’s background has given her full understanding of the fundamental issues that affect any business in the critical areas of accounting, corporate secretarial practice and law, thereby ensuring that the administrative support that she offers is comprehensive, reliable and equivalent to those engaged by top multinational corporations.

Jasmine is currently running her own practice, Bean Counters Pte. Ltd., which mainly provides ABC (Accounting, Business set-up and Corporate Secretarial) services. .



1. Business Entities in Singapore

• Types & Characteristics of Business Entities• Selecting the right type of entity (Business Firms,General & Limited Partnerships and Companies)• Name Search / Registration procedures• Licenses/Permits/Home Office Scheme• Constitutive documents (M&A)

2. Post-Registration / Incorporation Matters
Publication of name, First Board resolutions, Creation & maintenance of statutory registersIssuance of share certificate(s), Fixing financial year end, Appointment of Secretary & Auditor, Opening of bank account, etc.
3. Directors / Secretaries / Auditors
Definition of director, legal age of 18, role, power, general duties and liabilities of director, appointment, resignation, retirement, non-reelection and removal of director and director’s declaration of interests, loan to directors.
Company Secretary
Definition of company secretary, qualification, role, power, duties and liabilities of secretary, appointment, resignation and removal. Company.

Role & duties of an Auditor, Appointment, resignation, removal, etc.


4. Meetings & Minuting Procedures

• The law, types & general rules of meetings

• Statutory provisions of convening meetings

• AGM Checklist & steps to convene an AGM

• Conducting an EGM on requisition and proper shareholder communication


5. Shares Allotment

• Different classes of shares• Share value, procedure of share allotment.


6. Bizfiling Made Easy

Learn the art of BizFiling and experience first hand demonstrations on popular ACRA lodgments .


More Testimonials


It was very useful & I learnt about Singapore Companies, and Valerie’s teaching style is extremely good. I would be more than glad to attend other courses by Gateway 21!

(Corporate Compliance Workshop, Jun 2011)
Natalia Tuson

Asiaciti Trust Limited


All the topics covered were very useful, especially on AGM and Meetings. Valerie demonstrated great knowledge on the subjects taught and I really learnt a lot.

(Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Nov 2011)

Ericia Tan Sze Ying

DBS Bank Ltd


I have a deeper understanding on the topics covered.

Valerie’s teaching style is top-notch and it was easy to grasp the information provided.  (Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Mar 2010)

Zuriana Zainal

CapitaMalls Asia Ltd.


I had a good learning experience and the instructor was interesting and could capture students’ attention.

(Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Feb 2009)
Angie Chew Bee Geck

IE Singapore


The lessons were great and the instructor made them interesting. She is also patient with a good sense of humour. The lessons on AGM and XBRL filing really improved my knowledge on these two areas.

(Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, April 2008)

Stephanie Ho

CitiLegal LLC.



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My learning experience was more than just theory, but had a thorough practical aspect to it. Valerie’s teaching style really encouraged audience participation and her sharing of her experiences in the industry was really priceless.
Eileen Ng
Amfraser Securities Pte Ltd



Upcoming Workshops

Course Run #1
22 March, 5 & 12 April 2013
(Registration Closed)
Course Run #2
6, 13, 20 June 2013
(Registration Closed)
Course Run #3
5, 12, 19 September 2013 Thursdays, 10am – 5.30pm
Course Run #4
7, 14, 21 November 2013 Thursdays, 10am – 5.30pm



All course Runs

105 Cecil Street, #05-00

The Octagon, SG 069534


We reserve the right to change Trainers, dates & venues at our discretion. .



U.P. | Early Bird

S$988 | S$888 per person

Additional $100 discount each for group bookings of 2 or more people in 1 application
Repeat Participants from any G21 courses enjoy the Early Bird discount
$88 Referral Fee for any friends whom you refer and sign up for our workshop

Available on Full Barter
at only BBX$ 700!
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400% tax deduction

The Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme from IRAS encourages businesses to invest in equipment & training from the year 2010. Qualifying businesses will be given a 400%tax deduction for that accounting year.

This external training course is claimable and for employees only. Our tax advisory arm would be more than happy to assist you in making the above claim. .



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