Singapore

About Us

Regularly voted as one of the most business friendly jurisdictions in the world, Singapore is now seen as the most attractive base for Asian operations for many banks, hedge funds, and family offices. The majority of the world’s major banks, legal firms, and financial services professionals have a presence in Singapore, and many consider Singapore to be their Asia Pacific Head Office.

The attraction of Singapore to private and institutional investors is based on its ability to demonstrate key attributes:

  • Common law legal framework;
  • Excellent infrastructure;
  • Economic, social and political stability;
  • Corporate legal structure that is conducive to business;
  • Geographical location;
  • World class regulation;
  • Over 80 double tax treaties in place; and
  • Attractive corporate tax rates.

Clients of Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore know that they are receiving the benefit of private client management and advisory expertise that is built on years of first-hand experience of the offshore financial services industry. We offer a comprehensive range of professional services including accounting, corporate, taxation, business structuring, trust services & consultancy and private client services.

This depth of professional expertise sets us apart from the competition and provides clients with a level of professional and personalised service that is second to none. Clients of Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore benefit from having direct access to our international grouping of professional firms which include Australia, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We work closely with our London office of Rawlinson & Hunter UK, established 85 years ago, in servicing our clients with interests and connections across borders.

Expertise

Building on its reputation as the top wealth management centre in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore continues to attract foreign wealth and wealthy families to its shores and with that comes the offshore trust and law service providers and specialists, making Singapore one of the leading trust centres in the world.

We offer a full service for any size of business. We do not have a standard approach to servicing our clients nor a specific software package we expect our clients to adopt. With a full team of staff with expertise in financial reporting standards, taxation, day to day management of business affairs and books, payroll and our international network with whom we operate closely, we can adapt to the needs of the client.

With local expertise in Singapore corporate income tax, income tax and GST our tax team offers an efficient compliance service and through close liaison with the accounting team, we seek to gain a strong understanding of you and your businesses. This wider understanding of your operation enables us to identify possible tax efficiencies with local government incentive schemes through to international structuring.

In addition to the accounting and tax departments, we have a specific corporate services team focused on the administration associated with the operation of activities through a corporate wrapper and the obligations of the individual owners and directors. Click here to learn more

Managing a business whilst being so close to the detail could give rise to a situation where a second, impartial, independent advisor can often help you see the wood, the trees and beyond. Click here to learn more

For many businesses, reporting and maintaining results is only one part of what is really required. Traditional bookkeeping is historical based, looking at results compared to market, or reporting annual, quarterly or monthly performance. But a huge part of a successful CFO function is forward looking for it to add real value to the business. Click here to learn more

Prosperity should bring freedom, but more often the opposite is the case. The greater the possessions, the greater the responsibilities and the rules that seem to restrict the enjoyment of them. Our skill lies in maximising the benefits that wealth can bring. Click here to learn more

People

Peter Milnes

Managing Partner

Experience:

Rawlinson & Hunter’s Singapore office is headed by our resident Director Peter Milnes. Peter has extensive experience in statutory accounting in Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East as well as in depth knowledge of trust accounting and tax structuring in various jurisdictions. Familiar with management reporting in both large MNC’s and smaller organisations, Peter has a unique skill base and understanding of the accounting and structuring requirements of large organisations, family offices and boutique enterprises.

Peter is a Fellow Management Accountant (FCMA/CGMA) and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Peter is also TEP qualified and a member of the STEP Professional Standards Committee.

Jill Carpenter

Partner, Trust

Experience:

After spending several years at a large multi-national professional services firm as the Head of Private Clients in Singapore, Jill knows what truly drives the Private Client business is ensuring excellent customer service and keeping up to date on planning trends whilst maintaining a firm commitment to regulatory and legislative commitments worldwide.

Jill holds TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) and MTI (Member Trust Institute) designations.

Claire Corden

Partner, Accounting & Tax

Experience:

Claire leads the accounting team in Singapore and ensures the team provides accurate and timely corporate services for clients, in accordance with relevant Financial Reporting Standards.

Her skills include creating, improving and managing business processes within fast growing enterprises and new start-ups. She has expertise in day to day accounting and general administration. She is on hand to address any finance queries, by being able to pull on a wealth of knowledge and experience from around the group.

Claire is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Katharine Haggie

Senior Tax Manager, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Experience:

Katharine has a UK background where she has previously worked as a business tax adviser. She has experience in the UK business arena more widely and is well versed to advise on structing as well as compliance obligations arsing from doing business, including the purchase of property, in the UK. She leads the tax team in Singapore where we deliver a full local tax service to clients.

Katharine is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

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Candy Yang

Trust Director of R&H Trust. Co. (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Experience:

Candy has over ten years of experience and had headed a team of trust officers in providing trust administration services for high net worth private clients and has handled various complex trust structures. She truly believes that the core of providing excellent services is to understand the needs of the clients through regular meetings whilst maintaining the commitments in ensuring that the applicable regulatory and legislative environment worldwide have been met.

 Candy is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Zachary Ang

Finance Manager, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Experience:

Zachary is the Finance Manager of R&H Singapore, the gatekeeper of our internal finances and ensures compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining the R&H team in 2019, Zachary has substantial experience in overseeing the finance department and reporting functions of companies listed in the Stock Exchange of Singapore as well as SMEs and start-ups.

Qualifications / Professional Memberships

  • CA (Singapore), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax & GST), Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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Divya Kanth

Manager, Corporate Services, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Experience:

Divya is a member of The Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA) and holds a masters degree in business administration.

She manages a multifaceted portfolio of corporate structures while leading and providing technical support to the team. With expertise in handling corporate secretarial matters for over 7 years, she ensures we meet our statutory requirements, with full consideration of compliance and corporate governance regulations.

International Network

Rawlinson & Hunter is an international grouping of professional firms that provides advice to high net worth individuals and families with planning tailored to each client’s needs and objectives, backed up by first rate trust, tax and accounting services. Our offices stretch from London to New Zealand, through the Channel Islands, Switzerland, the Caribbean Islands, Asia and Australia.

In a globalised world we work frequently with clients who have complex international structures and interests. We believe that the most effective international service to clients is provided through working closely with our international network of offices and legal contacts around the world. We ensure the right jurisdiction and individual services our clients through a single point of contact within the network; coordination of cross border assignments is a key aspect not to be overlooked.

We administer billions of dollars of assets and specialise in providing trust and company administration services. Our expertise is not limited to individuals. Our partners are all qualified professionals who are trained to look at the big picture. Both private and corporate clients can equally benefit from our skill at finding solutions to match their own distinctive financial circumstances.

Most of our clients have come to us through a personal recommendation, evidence of our reputation as leaders in our field.

You can read more on our entire network on our main website, https://www.rawlinson-hunter.com

Technical Updates & News

2019

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SG Budget Fund Incentives
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Appointment of Partners
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Doing Business in Singapore 2019
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Singapore VCC

2018

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UK Related Services Tax Pools 2018
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Taxation of Trusts in Singapore
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Singapore Brochure - Mandarin
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Singapore Tax Incentives For Funds 2018
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Stamp Duty changes 2018
Personal Tax 2018
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Wealth Briefing Asia Awards 2018
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Announcement - Katharine Haggie

2017

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International Brochure 2017
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R&H Singapore Brochure May 2017
International Directory 2017

2016

Singapore Trust Licence Sept 2016
Singapore Change of Address Sept 2016
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Tax Incentives for Funds June 2016
Personal Tax June 2016
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Doing Business in Singapore June 2016

Contact

Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte Ltd

R&H Trust Co. (Singapore) Pte Limited

#09-01

63 Market Street

Singapore 048942

Rawlinson & Hunter International is a grouping of independent firms with members throughout the world. It is not a legal entity in its own right and does not offer professional services in its own name.

Each independent member of Rawlinson & Hunter International is a separate firm. These firms are not members of one international partnership or group, or otherwise necessarily legal partners or members with each other, nor is any one firm responsible for the services or activities of any other. Firms in certain jurisdictions offer services through a partnership structure or through the medium of limited liability vehicles, or both, depending on the nature of services offered.

The partners and directors of each of the firms within the Rawlinson & Hunter grouping pride themselves on the shared ethos and quality of advice given across the Rawlinson & Hunter grouping. As a result, use is made throughout this website of the expressions “our” and “we” in reference to the service provided by each of the Rawlinson & Hunter firms. This should not be construed as Rawlinson & Hunter International existing as a single entity. Although the firms carry the same name, there is no common ownership among the firms of Rawlinson & Hunter International.

The Rawlinson & Hunter UK partnership holds a minority financial interest in each of the overseas Rawlinson & Hunter firms. In addition, certain overseas Rawlinson & Hunter firms hold minority financial interests in other overseas Rawlinson & Hunter firms. However, no Rawlinson & Hunter firm, either in the UK or overseas, holds a majority financial interest in any other Rawlinson & Hunter firm. No overseas Rawlinson & Hunter partner or director is a partner or director of any Rawlinson & Hunter entity.

This website is designed for the information of readers. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, information contained on the site may not be comprehensive and readers should not act upon it without seeking professional advice. The application and impact of the laws can vary widely from case to case, based upon the specific or unique facts involved. Accordingly, the information in this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting, financial or tax advice.  Users are encouraged to consult with professional advisers at their local Rawlinson & Hunter International office for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision. A list of legal partners and directors of that office can only be obtained from that office and nothing in this website shall imply that any other persons mentioned herein are partners or members of that office.

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Singapore

Uniquely positioned to serve clients with multi-jurisdictional interests.

About Us

Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore is the network’s Asian headquarters and is uniquely placed to serve clients with multi-jurisdictional interests.

We offer a full range of accountancy and tax services to a wide variety of clients and our dedicated licenced trust company is uniquely placed to assist private clients in their legacy planning, structuring and administration.

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Expertise

TRUST SERVICES

ACCOUNTING & OUTSOURCING

TAXATION

Building on its reputation as the top wealth management centre in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore continues to attract foreign wealth and wealthy families to its shores and with that comes the offshore trust and law service providers and specialists, making Singapore one of the leading trust centres in the world. We are well positioned to provide advice on trust structuring and trust formation.

We offer a full service for any size of business. We do not have a standard approach to servicing our clients nor a specific software package we expect our clients to adopt. With a full team of staff with expertise in financial reporting standards, taxation, day to day management of business affairs and books, payroll and our international network with whom we operate closely, we can adapt to the needs of the client.

With local expertise in Singapore corporate income tax, income tax and GST our tax team offers an efficient compliance service and through close liaison with the accounting team, we seek to gain a strong understanding of you and your businesses. This wider understanding of your operation enables us to identify possible tax efficiencies with local government incentive schemes through to international structuring.

In addition to the accounting and tax departments, we have a specific corporate services team focused on the administration associated with the operation of activities through a corporate wrapper and the obligations of the individual owners and directors. Click here to learn more

Managing a business whilst being so close to the detail could give rise to a situation where a second, impartial, independent advisor can often help you see the wood, the trees and beyond. Click here to learn more

For many businesses, reporting and maintaining results is only one part of what is really required. Traditional bookkeeping is historical based, looking at results compared to market, or reporting annual, quarterly or monthly performance. But a huge part of a successful CFO function is forward looking for it to add real value to the business. Click here to learn more

Prosperity should bring freedom, but more often the opposite is the case. The greater the possessions, the greater the responsibilities and the rules that seem to restrict the enjoyment of them. Our skill lies in maximising the benefits that wealth can bring. Click here to learn more

People

Managing Partner

Partner, Trust

Partner, Accounting & Tax

Senior Tax Manager, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Trust Director of R&H Trust. Co. (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Finance Manager, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Manager, Corporate Services, Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

International Network

Rawlinson & Hunter is an international grouping of professional firms that provides advice to high net worth individuals and families with planning tailored to each client’s needs and objectives, backed up by first rate trust, tax and accounting services. Our offices stretch from London to New Zealand, through the Channel Islands, Switzerland, the Caribbean Islands, Asia and Australia.

In a globalised world we work frequently with clients who have complex international structures and interests. We believe that the most effective international service to clients is provided through working closely with our international network of offices and legal contacts around the world. We ensure the right jurisdiction and individual services our clients through a single point of contact within the network; coordination of cross border assignments is a key aspect not to be overlooked.

We administer billions of dollars of assets and specialise in providing trust and company administration services. Our expertise is not limited to individuals. Our partners are all qualified professionals who are trained to look at the big picture. Both private and corporate clients can equally benefit from our skill at finding solutions to match their own distinctive financial circumstances.

Most of our clients have come to us through a personal recommendation, evidence of our reputation as leaders in our field.

You can read more on our entire network on our main website, https://www.rawlinson-hunter.com

Technical Updates and News

thumbnail of SG Budget February 2019 Fund Incentives

SG Budget Fund Incentives

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Appointment of Partners

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Doing Business in Singapore 2019

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Singapore VCC

2019
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UK Related Services - Tax Pools - 2018

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Taxation of Trusts in Singapore

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Singapore Brochure - Mandarin

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Singapore Tax Incentives for Funds

2018
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Stamp Duty change July 2018

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Personal Tax 2018

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Wealth Briefing Asia Awards 2018

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Announcement - Katharine Haggie

2018
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International Brochure 2017

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R&H Singapore Brochure May 2017

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International Directory Oct 2017

2017
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Singapore Trust Licence
Sept 2016

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Singapore Change of Address
Sept 2016

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Tax Incentives for Funds
June 2016

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Personal Tax
June 2016

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Doing Business in Singapore
June 2016

2016
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Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte Ltd

R&H Trust Co. (Singapore) Pte. Limited

#09-01

63 Market Street

Singapore 048942

© Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore 2019

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