BUSINESS PARTNERS

See the list of EDB business partners that provide necessary support for international companies to expand their operations beyond their home markets.

Deloitte

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 200,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Deloitte Singapore is part of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd—a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited comprising Deloitte practices operating in Brunei, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Deloitte Southeast Asia was established to deliver measurable value to meet he particular demands of increasingly intra-regional and fast growing companies and enterprises. Comprising over 250 partners and 6,000 professionals in 23 office locations, the subsidiaries and affiliates of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd combine their technical expertise and deep industry knowledge to deliver consistent high quality services to companies in the region.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Mr Keoy Soo Earn
Designation: Partner, Leader (Mergers & Acquisitions, Singapore & Southeast Asia)
Tel: (65) 6216 3238
Email: skeoy@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com/sg

French Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Established in 1979, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore has over 30 years of experience in supporting French companies in their development here: assisting them in entering the market and expanding commercial activities in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Part of a global network of 113 French Chambers (CCI France International) in 83 countries representing over 33,000 companies, the French Chamber in Singapore has a large local network of 700 member companies and it organises over 200 business-oriented events annually.

To accelerate development of French companies in the local market, the French Chamber has a multicultural team, a strong field approach and in-depth knowledge of markets and practices. Its services are continuously enriched by the expertise and networks of its members.

Covering the whole value chain under one roof, the French Chamber is able to accompany businesses at every stage of development, from the company’s initial interest in set-up and development in Singapore and Southeast Asia: business-matching, international tradeshow French pavilions, set-up, visas, domiciliation, to member-specific services: mentoring programmes, business accelerator lab, strong business networking, office services, recruitment, introduction to reliable and professional legal, tax and financial partners for corporate services (nominee director, company secretary, accountancy, payroll and more), and also advice from French Chamber sectorial and functional committees (banking, legal and tax, digital marketing and more).

For more information, please contact:

Name: Ms Martine LESPONNE
Tel: (65) 6933 1355
Email: mlesponne@fccsingapore.com
Website: www.fccsingapore.com

Mazars

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, business advisory and legal services. Mazars and its correspondents operate throughout 87 countries. 77 of those countries are part of Mazars’ integrated partnership and draw on the expertise of over 17,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage of their development.

Mazars’ team in Singapore includes over 19 different nationalities serving clients from 5 continents, making the firm one of the most international professional services firms in Singapore. Over the years, global businesses across a multitude of sectors have leveraged on Mazars’ significant in-market experience in guiding them through the process of planning, establishing and rapidly developing an operational business in Singapore. Mazars provides a one-stop service: market feasibility studies, market entry strategies, mergers & acquisitions, business matching, company setup, legal and tax advisory, accounting, payroll and work permit applications, financial and internationalisation services.

Setting up in Singapore is often one step – if not the first step – into Asia. Leveraging on the strengths of Mazars’ teams located across 14 countries in Asia, Mazars can assist you in deploying your business throughout the region. Their team will advise you on market prioritisation, tax planning, intellectual property management, financial modelling, business development strategy, etc.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Mr TAH Wee Han
Tel: (+65) 6224 4022
Email: wee-han.tah@mazars.com.sg
Website: www.mazars.sg

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Providing organisations with the advice they need, wherever they may be located, PwC's highly qualified and experienced professionals listen to different points of view to help organisations solve their business issues and identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. PwC's industry specialisation allows the firm to help co-create solutions with clients in their respective sectors of interest.

In cooperation with EDB, PwC Singapore has an established International Business Centre that looks after overseas companies who are looking to do business in the Asia region. A dedicated team supports these companies as they conceptualise, formulate, develop and implement their Asian strategy and assists them with all aspects of re-locating any of their operations to Asia from Tax planning through to People & Change management.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Abhijit Ghosh
Designation: Partner
Tel: (65) 6236 3888
Email: abhijit.ghosh@sg.pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

Name: Florence Loh
Designation: Partner
Tel: (65) 6236 3368
Email: florence.ch.loh@sg.pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

Singapore Business Federation

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber that champions the interests of Singapore business community in trade, investment and industrial relations. It represents more than 18,400 companies as well as local and foreign business chambers and key national and industry associations from business sectors that contribute significantly to the Singapore economy.

Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore to create and enhance a pro- business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the Singapore business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking.

The SBF Global Asia Hub programme aims to attract global and Asian enterprises to use Singapore as a global base for marketing and manufacturing-related services as well as a global node for commercialism and innovation.

SBF has put in place the following suite of business support services that helps foreign enterprises start up in Singapore, find Singapore business partners and expand from Singapore:

  • Access to fast start up services
  • Business Matching, Partner Sourcing and Selection
  • Help in Accessing Government Services and Programmes
  • Market Entry Strategy Advisory

For more information, please contact:

Tel: (65) 68276828
Email: accessasia@sbf.org.sg
Website: www.sbf.org.sg

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Under Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG / http://www.smfg.co.jp/english/aboutus/profile/), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC / http://www.smbc.co.jp/global/index.html) and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services centered on banking: leasing, securities, credit card, investment, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related business. 

SMBC offers wide range of financial products and services, especially for companies that aim to increase global presence by expanding their business overseas. To serve clients globally with regional expertise, SMBC established its RHQ function for Asia Pacific Region in Singapore in 2008 which began with credit, research & global advisory departments that expanded to the setup of product teams for trade, property, maritime & aircraft finance etc.

Through partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) in 2011, SMBC has enriched and diversified its services to further support clients’ market entry and overseas investments by providing business & investment related information and seminars, and cross-border banking solutions.

Marking its 50th anniversary in 2013 in Singapore and 60th anniversary in Thailand in 2012, SMBC plans to further expand its presence in the region together with the strong economic growth of Asia Pacific region.

For more information, please contact:

Global Advisory Department (Singapore)
Tel: +65-6882-0000
Website: http://www.smbc.co.jp/global/network.html

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as branches and representative offices. 

UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings respectively.

UOB provides a wide range of financial services including personal financial services, private banking, business banking, commercial and corporate banking, transaction banking, investment banking, corporate finance, capital market activities, treasury services, brokerage and clearing services, asset management, venture capital management and insurance.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Advisory Unit

Established since 2011, the UOB FDI Advisory Unit provides companies looking to set up regional operations in Asia with customised banking consultancy services. There are dedicated FDI Advisers in major markets, including mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to meet the diverse needs of companies expanding across the region. Besides providing access to UOB’s full suite of corporate and personal financial services, the FDI Unit also works with local government agencies, business associations and professional service providers to provide seamless and integrated connectivity to essential services.

For more information, please contact:

FDI Advisory (UOB Singapore)
Tel: +65 6539 3113
Email: FDI@UOBGroup.com
Website: www.UOBGroup.com/FDI

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