Professional Services

Singapore is a regional hub of choice for professional services firms, offering a cosmopolitan workforce and trusted regulatory framework. Our thought leadership in innovative solutions attuned to Asian needs is built on a vibrant base of consulting, accounting, law and marketing firms.

Top-Notch Base

Diversified business environment

Singapore consistently ranks as one of the world’s easiest places to do business. That’s why so many MNCs set up their regional or global HQ here to mine pan-Asian insights, conduct R&D, and deploy regional strategies. This creates aggregated demand for professional services firms to help MNCs tailor solutions to Asia’s diverse consumer markets and navigate different countries’ commercial systems.

We have a diverse base of companies, from the world’s largest firms to mid-sized and small players.

Asian knowledge hub

Singapore was lauded for having Asia’s most protective intellectual property regime by the Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012, while the number of international cases handled by our arbitral institutions more than doubled from 2005 to 2010 (SIAC Annual Report 2011). This ensures a stimulating yet safe environment and for firms and institutions to collaborate on cutting-edge research.

Our legal and regulatory framework has been ranked No. 2 in the world (World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2011 - 2012).

Magnet for talent

Professional services are only as good as their people. Singapore’s highly productive workforce is ranked among the best in the world (Business Environment Risk Intelligence's 2011 Labour Force Evaluation Measure Report). Top firms like PwC are among the biggest employers here, tapping our well-educated, highly-skilled local professionals as well as our pool of global talent and industry experts.

We are Asia’s best place to work (World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012).

At a Glance

1st

in BERI’s 2014 Labour Force Evaluation Measure report, which lauded Singapore’s labour force as the best in the world.

 

1st

in Asia for expatriates to live, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012.

 

14

of the top 15 global communications services agencies networks ranked by Adage having their regional hubs here.

 

1st

to host the Asian Advertising Festival, which was launched in September 2009 and continues to take place annually in Singapore to celebrate and inspire Asian creativity in advertising.