Re-domiciling to Singapore: Looking at Both Sides of the Coin

Re-domiciling to Singapore: Looking at Both Sides of the Coin
Event Date: 
Thu, 07 Dec '17,
10:00am to 12:00pm
RHT Law Office - Six Battery Road #10-01, Singapore 049909
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Harneys

On 11 October 2017, Singapore introduced an inward re-domiciliation regime to allow foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration from their place of original incorporation to Singapore.

Singapore’s new regime follows in the footsteps of many jurisdictions which allow foreign companies to change their domicile without affecting their legal status or corporate branding. 

This seminar presents two perspectives on the new regime. Firstly, it provides an in-depth analysis of the framework and the mechanics of the new regime under the Singapore Companies Act, including the minimum and other requirements that must be satisfied for transfer of registration. Secondly, it offers a unique perspective on the issues that a foreign company may encounter in its place of original incorporation when re-domiciling to Singapore, based on practical experience with the outward re-domiciliation regimes in BVI and Cayman Islands. 


  • Gain insights into the workings of the new inward re-domiciliation regime under the Singapore Companies Act
  • Appreciate the challenges that foreign corporate entities may face in their place of original incorporation when re-domiciling to Singapore
  • Understand how a foreign corporate entity can successfully redomicile to Singapore 


10:00 - 10:40  

The Singapore Inward Re-domiciliation Regime – The Framework and the Mechanics 

10:40 - 11:00    

Practical Issues in Outward Re-domiciliation – The BVI and Cayman Islands Experience

11:00 - 11:30   

Breakfast Networking Session 

11:30 - 12:00   

Panel Discussion - Connecting the Dots: Achieving a Successful Redomiciliation to Singapore


  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs, In-house counsel of MNCs


Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner and Co-Head (Private Wealth)  

Tan Chong Huat is the Senior Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He also serves as a member of the International Management Board of Taylor Wessing and as the Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.

Chong Huat is a leading finance and corporate lawyer, successful entrepreneur and investor, reputable corporate leader and public service champion, and dedicated law professor. Chong Huat’s strong practical and academic grounding throughout his career has made him the trusted go-to expert for complex financing (corporate finance and project finance) transactions, deals structuring, funding and matching, corporate governance and board matters, and reputational management matters for corporate leaders and major corporates in the region and internationally.

Kaylee Kwok, Partner and Co-Head (Private Wealth) 

Kaylee Kwok is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and is a Private Wealth Partner. She is qualified to practise in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Her areas of practice include general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate secretarial, project financing, asset securitisation, real estate, corporate and private banking, and China related matters.

Kaylee’s clients include banks and other financial institutions, multinational companies, public listed and private companies, charities and institutions of public character, property developers, government statutory boards and private banking clients.

Shari Hawke, Counsel, Harneys  

Shari Hawke is counsel in the Singapore office of Harneys where she specialises in advising clients on British Virgin Islands law and Cayman Islands law aspects of corporate and private equity transactions. Shari has extensive transactional experience in both established and emerging markets advising international and domestic corporates, financial institutions and private equity funds on structuring, negotiating and documenting investments in a broad range of complex, cross-border transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, management buy-outs, strategic joint ventures and corporate restructurings.   

Alvin Chen, General Counsel, Legal and Compliance 

Alvin Chen is General Counsel, Legal and Compliance, of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. Alvin had worked as a lawyer in both the public and private sectors and was the Chief Legal Officer and Director of the Representation and Law Reform Department of the Law Society of Singapore. 

Alvin graduated from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, with Second Class (Upper Division) Honours, and holds two Master of Laws degrees from New York University and the National University of Singapore.


  • To register for this event, please click here
  • Please RSVP by Friday, 1 December 2017 
  • Event is complimentary and by invitation only
  • For further enquiries, please write to or call +65 6381 6916