Asia Business Services

From starting out to scaling up, we guide clients through every stage of starting and running a business in Asia. Every day, we help major brands and entrepreneurs from across the globe to setup and manage their businesses in Asia, and meet their corporate, legal, accounting, staffing and tax administration requirements.

We take away the burden of managing employee payroll, leave and expense claims using cloud-based solutions, plus administer business licence applications, trademark and other HR matters.

Our seasoned professionals have extensive experience in many of Asia's legal, financial, tax and regulatory frameworks.

Our expertise includes:

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  • Company Formation

    Company Formation

    We  are able to assist with the formation of corporate structures in most jurisdictions.

    Services include, but are not limited to:

    • Company incorporation
    • Ongoing statutory company secretarial services
    • Administration services
    • Director services
    • Registered office services (only available to clients using another Hawksford service)
    • Registered agent services
    • Registrar services
    Our clients range from multinational and institutionally-owned businesses to start-up and medium-sized enterprises.

    Supporting new business growth in Singapore

    We are proud to be a leading provider of company formation and administration services for small to medium-sized private limited companies in Singapore.

    To support new businesses in Singapore, we offer ready-made company formation packages designed exclusively to meet the needs of Foreign Entrepreneurs, Foreign Companies and Singapore Residents.

    View Company Formation Packages 

    We also created GuideMeSingapore.com to support offer businesses great advice. It has more than 1,000 online resources, including guides, articles, country comparisons and market and industry updates to help business navigate some of the complexities of getting started. 

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from our offices in:

    • CHINA 
    • HONG KONG
    • JAPAN 
    • JERSEY
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Accounting & Tax

    Accounting & Tax

    Hawksford provides a full range of tax, accounting and bookkeeping solutions that are flexible to your requirements – they can be scaled up during periods of peak activity, and then scaled down when they are no longer required.

    You can outsource the day-to-day accounting and tax matters to focus more time on growing the business.

    We also have solutions for:

    • Tax optimisation strategy advice & implementation
    • Corporate taxes planning & filing
    • Personal taxes planning & filing
    • Tax efficient employee remuneration strategies
    • Tax optimised business exit strategies
    • Bookkeeping & year-end financial statements services

    In addition, we also offer specialist services in Singapore that helps businesses navigate the GST process:

    • Explaining how Singapore GST works
    • Giving advice on the pros & cons of GST registration for your business
    • Completing the GST registration forms & formalities
    • Preparing & filing your quarterly GST returns

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • CHINA
    • HONG KONG
    • JAPAN 
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Payroll Administration

    Payroll Administration

    We make paying your employees simple. When you outsource payroll services to Hawksford, some of your administrative burden is lifted.

    We offer:

    • Cloud services – 24/7 access anytime, anywhere on browser or mobile app
    • Employee salary and statutory deductions calculation
    • Payment arrangements to employees and statutory authorities
    • Expense reimbursement arrangements
    • Employee benefits computation
    • Determination of final payment upon termination of an employee
    • Preparation of year-end tax forms for employees

    In addition, we also offer highly competitive fixed-quote services from Singapore:

    • Central Provident Fund (CPF) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) e-submission files automatically generated
    • Preparation of personal tax returns for filing with IRAS

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • CHINA 
    • HONG KONG
    • JAPAN
    • SINGAPORE
    • UNITED KINGDOM
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  • Immigration

    Immigration

    When bringing your business and family to another country, understanding the various immigration regulatory requirements can be overwhelming.

    We help entrepreneurs and foreign firms to navigate Southeast Asia's and Northeast Asia's immigration regulations when they want to immigrate themselves or move their families or their staff.

    Our expertise about the service

    Unlike other visa processing companies, we take time to review each case beforehand to guide you appropriately through the application process. An objective and realistic assessment of your immigration options, which includes providing advice on the suitability of different visa types for your professional background, will be done before we engage with you.

    Who will find this service useful?

    • Entrepreneurs who want to set up their business in Southeast Asia or/and Northeast Asia
    • HR staff seeking to outsource work passes application for their business
    • Individuals who want to apply for permanent residence
    • Individuals who want to apply for dependent passes for their spouse, parent or children

    Complementary services we offer

    • Incorporation of legal entities
    • Application of business licenses

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • HONG KONG
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Relocation to Singapore

    Relocation to Singapore

    We can assist with relocating your corporate employees to Singapore.

    We offer a full suite of services, from home search & temporary accommodation; school searches; neighbourhood orientation; to assisting with shipping of your household items. Depending on your needs, guides or bespoke services are provided. We can support you with:

    • Home Search & Temporary accommodation
    • School Search
    • Household Goods Shipping
    • Area Orientation
    • Other Services

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • HONG KONG
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Trademark, Intellectual Property & Image Rights

    Trademark, Intellectual Property & Image Rights

    When you have worked hard to build a valuable business, you’ll want to do what you can to safeguard what is yours.

    We assist startup businesses with trademarking of their company name, slogan or logo.

    Our services include:

    • Conducting a trademark search
    • Completing the trademark application
    • Filing the trademark application
    • Liaising with relevant regulatory authority to answer questions as they arise during application processing

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • HONG KONG
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Hong Kong & Singapore Business Licenses

    Hong Kong & Singapore Business Licenses

    Hawksford can provide you consultancy services to assist you with obtaining the necessary licenses and permits for your business. We have specialists who are familiar and experienced with the nuances of various industries in Hong Kong and Singapore and have assisted numerous companies in successfully achieving their obligatory business licenses.

    We will help you with:

    • Research and information on applicable licenses
    • Assistance with filing the application for relevant license(s)
    • Responding to requests for additional information from the government
    • Obtaining business permits and licenses in particular industries such as education, financial advisory services, recruitment and the travel industry, to name just a few

    Who would find this service helpful?

    • Entrepreneurs
    • Business owners looking to expand their business services

    For more details on licenses, you can refer to our Business Guides on GuideMeSingapore.com or GuideMeHongKong.com now.

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • HONG KONG
    • SINGAPORE
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  • Serviced Office & Virtual Office Space in Singapore

    Serviced Office & Virtual Office Space in Singapore

    We cater for today’s entrepreneurs and business people who want flexibility in a fast-paced world and need administration services at their fingertips.

    Our preferred business centres professional, fully-equipped and ready-to-use office spaces, and are available on flexible terms and for rent on an immediate basis.

    If you decide to work with us, you will benefit from an individual office suite within a managed facility and Singapore's Central Business District that offers you access to amenities such as:

    • Reception
    • Utility rooms
    • Conference/meeting rooms
    • Secure and advanced IT infrastructure

    Rental fees are typically inclusive of the base rent, utilities, security, and office furniture. Additional services are incurred and charged on a per usage basis.

    Virtual office services

    We offer virtual office services ranging from full-suite telephone service, global call forwarding, fax and voicemail system.

    You can benefit from our virtual office services with the following:

    • A designated Singapore telephone number for your business
    • Professional receptionist service

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from:

    • SINGAPORE
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  • Singapore Process Agent

    Singapore Process Agent

    Total peace of mind that your Singapore process papers are in good hands.

    Our services include:

    • Fast and responsiveness handling
      We deliver our acceptance as process agent on the same day, or within 24 hours, to ensure your deal won’t be delayed. Since market conditions change constantly, we understand that delays are simply unacceptable in any transaction.
    • Cost-effective support
      We believe we understand global business like no other. We understand that there are multiple agreements to every deal, so we don’t charge an additional fee per agreement. We believe this makes Hawksford a cost-effective option for your business.
    • A relationship for the long-term
      The corporate services Hawksford offer will match every stage your business is at. Whether it’s cross-border structuring for large commercial and trading businesses, corporate finance transactions, or solutions for smaller corporates and start-ups to support growth and expansion ambitions, you need not look any further.
    • Experienced professionals
      Know that your process agent understands the role, both at the time of the appointment and during the term of your financing. We maintain tight internal controls to ensure prompt notification and response when we receive any legal documents, notices or requests to amend existing appointments. 
    • Global reach
      With offices in Europe and Asia, you can rely on Hawksford to act as your process agent as your business grows.

    Jurisdictions

    This service is available from:

    • SINGAPORE
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  • Temporary CFO

    Temporary CFO

    Appointing Hawksford to act as a Temporary CFO for your business provides all the capabilities of an accounting department at a fraction of the cost of an in-house solution.

    Key benefits:

    • Better understanding of company financials that gives you less surprises and more control
    • Improved decision-making capabilities
    • Improved quality and timeliness of financial information
    • High-quality budget preparation and monitoring
    • Professional advice on business decisions and business plans
    • Profitability analysis by service or product line
    • Tax saving strategies
    • Trend analysis
    • Cash management
    • Assistance in obtaining financing from banks, including assistance with negotiations
    • Mergers and acquisitions assistance
    • Development of company accounting procedure manuals

    Jurisdictions

    These services are available from the following jurisdictions:

    • CHINA
    • JAPAN
    • HONG KONG
    • SINGAPORE
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Our exceptional people

Here are some of our specialists that you can talk to about our corporate services.

Jacqueline Low

Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services - South East Asia

Singapore
Sharon Lim

Head of Corporate Secretarial

Singapore
Serene Wai

People & Administration Manager

Singapore
Kerlyn Teoh

Business Development Manager - Client Services

Singapore
Peter Zhu

Managing Director, Corporate Services - China

Shanghai
Dario Acconci

Managing Director, Corporate Services - South East Asia

Singapore
Giacomo Stoppa

Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services - North East Asia

Hong Kong
Stefano Passarello

Managing Director, Corporate Services - North East Asia

Hong Kong

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