About Hawksford - 25 March 2019

Hawksford works with EDB Singapore to provide a seamless experience for businesses setting up in Singapore

The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent, providing assistance and guidance for businesses and investors looking to or already established in Singapore. Hawksford is pleased to be working with them.

Hawksford and EDB in Spain 

Dario Acconci, Hawksford’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia and Judith Padros, Hawksford’s Business Development Manager in Spain, recently spoke at the panel event ‘Singapore, the Gateway to Asia’ held in Barcelona and Madrid on 5th and 6th of March respectively. This event was held in collaboration with the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE) and the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB).

At the event, Dario and Judith gave an overview about setting up a company in Singapore and how Spanish companies can benefit from it, touching on topics such as Singapore strategic location, tax incentives and the free-trade agreements that Singapore has entered into or currently negotiating with other economic regions. They also discussed other topics which included:

  • Different types of company entity for setting up in Singapore: Representative office, Branch office or Private Limited Company
  • The differences between each type of entity
  • The labour law in Singapore
  • How Singapore acts as the gateway to jurisdictions such as China and other ASEAN countries

Mr. Sim Zhilin, Regional Director of EDB, was also present at the event to explain about the European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), how EDB can help foreign investors looking for business opportunities in Asia, and the incentives and schemes available for companies in Singapore looking for growth. A list of the incentives and schemes can be found here.

Hawksford and EDB online 

Hawksford is also a selected partner of EDB in EDB Connections Concierge, working closely with the Singapore Economic Development Board to assist companies looking to set up their businesses in Singapore, as well as provide full suite of business services. Should you be interested in Singapore as the country to kickstart or expand your business, do see our range of services or get in touch with our consultants to find out more about how Hawksford can help you and your business.


From setting up to business support, Hawksford can assist you in all your business needs. Speak with our specialists to find out how we can help.

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