Singapore Subsidiary, a Representative Office or Branch Office Incorporation
A foreign company planning to setup an office or expand their business in Singapore has several options that they may consider for their company structure. There are three types of business entity to help a foreign company decide the best structure that is most suited to their particular needs.
A key point to note is that a representative office is not allowed to engage in any business activity except market research and liaisoning activities. Two ways in which a foreign company may conduct business in Singapore are by registering a branch office or setting up a limited liability company (i.e. subsidiary company).