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  • ESTATE PLANNING | Singapore

    ESTATE PLANNING Estate planning demands a detailed appreciation of the circumstances of each client and the flexibility to respond to their wishes. Our emphasis on client relationships has enabled us to build a considerable reputation in this area. Regular reviews of the estate and detailed illustrative calculations of potential liabilities keep our clients aware of opportunities available to them, while our international focus allows us to advise clients with assets in multiple jurisdictions. Frequent discussions with the client and the client’s family ensure that we are aware of their wishes as they develop and can act in their best interests. ​ For UK connected clients, the inheritance regime provides excellent opportunities to plan estates and protect family wealth through the use of lifetime gifts, trusts, family limited partnerships and careful consideration of wills. Our expertise in tax planning means that we are an excellent choice for clients wishing to draft their wills in a tax efficient manner. Our partners are also experienced in acting as executors, alone or with family members or lawyers. We have all the necessary experience to deal with the administration of the estate, from the initial application for probate to the final distribution. The close relationships we build up with our clients mean that we can deal effectively with any sensitive family issues that arise. Our Specialists

  • Jill Carpenter

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... arrow&v By surname... Select person... arrow&v Reset Filters By expertise... Select expertise... arrow&v Jill Carpenter Partner +65 6908 8807 jill.carpenter@rawlinson-hunter.com.sg Jill Carpenter is a partner with Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore. 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 has extensive experience in many jurisdictions including Canada and Bermuda and has now lived in Singapore for nearly seven years. She has developed a network of industry professionals with whom she partners regularly and is an active member of both the Singapore Trustees Association and the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners. In addition to her extensive experience in trust and estate administration and wealth planning, Jill is also interested in coaching and is pursuing her plan to become a trained business coach. Jill holds a Management degree from the University of Lethbridge (Canada) as well as TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) and MTI (Member Trust Institute) designations. Expertise

  • LEGAL | Singapore

    LEGAL 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. 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. R&H Trust Co. (Singapore) Pte. Limited is a trust company incorporated in Singapore and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and we are proud members of the Singapore Trustees Association. Rawlinson & Hunter (Singapore) Pte. Limited is regulated by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to provide corporate secretarial services.

  • PUBLICATIONS | Singapore

    Publications 1 December 2022 R&H International Brochure Read More R&H International Brochure 31 May 2021 Singapore Brochure Read More Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore is the first Asian office in our global financial services network. It provides us with the ability to offer clients a broad spectrum of seamless and cross-jurisdictional services to suit both onshore and offshore individuals and corporates across the globe. 19 July 2022 RH Singapore Services Brochure Read More Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore provides a breadth of services for those ultra-high net worth families who wish to set up their base or satellite family office in Singapore. 31 May 2021 Singapore Brochure (Mandarin) Read More Rawlinson & Hunter 新加坡的客户知道,他们所享有的私人客户管理和 咨询专业知识,都是基于离岸金融服务行业多年的第一手经验。我们 提供全面的专业服务,包括信托、会计、企业、税务咨询和私人客户 服务。

  • OUTSOURCING | Singapore

    OUTSOURCING FINANCE In an increasingly regulated world, it is essential for a company’s financial records to be kept in order. Effective financial management is vital for the growth of a company, and in order for your business to fulfil its potential, we will ensure that not only are your bills getting paid, but we also ensure you are getting value for money, are not paying over the odds. We can assist you with any resolution of queries with vendors. Bookkeeping is not just about paying bills; it is about interpreting and applying financial analysis to provide our clients with solutions that help them to achieve their strategic goals. ​ Rawlinson & Hunter Singapore knows that you need to be on top of your business at all times. Up to date, accurate and relevant management reporting on your costs, income, cash flow, balance sheet, and market data is required to enable you to make quick and informed decisions in your chosen market. We are able to provide a full range of customised accounting services to suit our clients’ unique needs and circumstances. These include, but are not limited to: • Full maintenance of company financials • Accounts Payable & Receivable • In Depth Management Reporting • Statutory Reporting • Payroll Management • Bank Account Management, Liquidity & FX Management • Tax Reporting & Submission (Direct and Indirect for Singapore entities) • Trust Accounting • Fund Accounting & Administration Our Specialists

  • Claire Corden

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... arrow&v By surname... Select person... arrow&v Reset Filters By expertise... Select expertise... arrow&v Claire Corden Director +65 6908 8874 claire.corden@rawlinson-hunter.com.sg Claire Corden 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 international accounting career started in 2001 focusing on Singapore and UK but she also has experience with businesses in the rest of Asia, US and Australia. In 2009 she launched an outsourced accounting firm and has been working in the field ever since handling several businesses concurrently and always delivering to agreed deadlines. 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, which leads into a comprehensive & timely creation of financial reporting to suit the needs of every level of management within an organisation. 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. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Studies. Expertise

  • ACCOUNTANCY | Singapore

    ACCOUNTANCY For individuals and trusts, we are able to offer specialist valuation and forensic accounting services either for litigation support, to deal with tax enquiries, or, perhaps most importantly, to ensure that proper records are in place for the families concerned. We have acted as experts in relation to matrimonial, tax and trust litigation. We are able to undertake corporate valuations in support of these, and also those needed for minority shareholdings, inheritance and capital gains tax events, and tax clearance applications. Our Specialists

  • WEALTH REPORTING | Singapore

    WEALTH REPORTING As investment products become more diverse, keeping track of the financially successful family’s assets and their value is becoming increasingly difficult. This can make monitoring the family’s wealth, at best, more time consuming and, at worst, almost impossible for the family administrator or trustee. ​ We have developed our own systems and procedures for monitoring the composition and performance of a family’s investments and other assets. Our systems enable us to present the family or its advisers with comprehensive and timely reports consolidating the family’s entire asset base. The asset and performance analyses within our reports are tailored to the individual family’s needs in a way that we believe is unique in the marketplace. ​ We consider that our independence from the investment process means that we can concentrate on our client’s needs and monitor objectively any investment adviser’s performance. Our Specialists

  • NEWS | Singapore

    NEWS 31 May 2022 Taxation of Trusts in Singapore Read the full update The tax treatment of trusts is dependent on the residency of the trust. Where there is residency in Singapore, and an exemption does not apply (exemptions applying to foreign trusts and locally administered trusts are considered in this article), income derived by trusts will be either taxed at the trustee level or in the hands of the beneficiaries. In any case, only one level of tax will be suffered. 21 April 2022 Updated Conditions for Family Offices Read the full update The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has announced updated conditions for family offices that wish to apply for the Section 13O and Section 13U tax incentives. These conditions take effect 18 April 2022. 30 April 2021 Singapore Withholding Tax Read the full update Generally, corporates and individuals who are tax residents in Singapore are subject to Singapore tax. Corporates and individuals who are not tax residents in Singapore (“non-residents”) may be subject to Singapore tax as well, via the withholding tax (“WHT”) system, by virtue of them having income of a Singapore source. 31 May 2020 Holding Company in Singapore Read the full update A holding company or investment holding company, refers to one that owns assets from which passive sources of income are derived, as opposed to an operating company which supplies goods, services, or both. For an operating company, there is often a natural jurisdiction for establishment based on the location of activities of the proposed business, this is not necessarily the case for a holding company. 1 January 2020 Overview of Funds in Singapore Read the full update Factors including a stable political system, strategic geographical location, access to foreign investors, and the relative ease of doing business in Singapore as well as the pool of skilled professionals have assisted Singapore to become one of the most attractive global asset and wealth management hubs. 12 May 2022 Moving to Singapore Read the full update Singapore, or the “little red dot”, is a both a global city and a sunny island which has gained an enviable reputation as a global financial and economic hub. 1 February 2022 Singapore Budget 2022 Read the full update On 18 February 2022, Mr Lawrence Wong delivered his first Budget announcement in his capacity as the Minister of Finance. This year’s Budget – “Charting our way forward together”, laid out the government’s vision for Singapore as a place to study, work and to live. 31 July 2020 Singapore COVID-19 Business Support Measures Read the full update Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat delivered the Ministerial Statement on 17 August 2020, further to the Unity, Resilience, Solidarity and Fortitude Budgets. As the pandemic continues and the economic downturn protracts, the Government looks to roll out additional support for businesses and workers affected. 1 February 2020 Singapore Variable Capital Company Read the full update With the implementation of the Variable Capital Company (VCC) Act and the VCC framework, VCCs have been described to be a “game changer” for Singapore’s wealth management landscape, putting Singapore on par with global asset management hubs, providing an “onshore” solution for structuring investment funds. 24 April 2022 Singapore Fund Fact Sheet Read the full update The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has announced updated conditions for family offices that wish to apply for the Section 13O and Section 13U tax incentives. These conditions take effect 18 April 2022. 1 January 2022 Revised Editions of Legislation Read the full update As an update, the Law Revision Commission and AGC have completed a universal revision of Singapore’s Acts of Parliament. The 2020 Revised Edition of Acts came into force on 31 December 2021. 30 June 2020 Singapore Trusts Read the full update Singapore is a major international financial centre located in South East Asia. Its remarkable growth story since independence in 1965 is such that Singapore is now a major international player in financial services, shipping, banking, manufacturing, and research & development. Indeed, Singapore is recognised as one of the world’s leading financial centres and its port is one of the five busiest in the world. 1 February 2020 Taxation of Trusts in Singapore Read the full update The tax treatment of trusts is dependent on the residency of the trust. Where there is residency in Singapore, and an exemption does not apply (exemptions applying to foreign trusts and locally administered trusts are considered in this article), income derived by trusts will be either taxed at the trustee level or in the hands of the beneficiaries.

  • PERSONAL TAX | Singapore

    PERSONAL TAX We provide expert taxation advice and support. We can help to plan your financial affairs efficiently, and to minimise liabilities to tax whilst ensuring full compliance with ever more complex tax obligations. ​ We do not promote or advocate artificial tax schemes or marketed general planning solutions. Instead we seek to help plan our clients’ affairs for the long term, and minimise tax burdens as part of overall estate planning advice, to meet both current and future needs. ​ Our international network of offices probably has a greater concentration of international private client expertise than any other firm. Our reputation has brought us family and corporate clients in every continent, almost entirely by personal recommendation. Our Specialists

  • TRUSTS | Singapore

    TRUSTS We recognise that behind every trust or foundation is a family, with its individual issues and aims, ranging from the preservation of the family business or its inherited wealth, to matters of potential conflict within a family, such as generational change or divorce. ​ Our partners are experienced in dealing sensitively with the pressures faced by such families, and fully accept the demands of a trustee’s role. They are used to dealing with the demands of multiple jurisdictions and the complex regulatory, tax and reporting requirements involved. They actively seek solutions tailored to ensure that, while the trust assets are preserved and can grow, the beneficiaries interests are maintained. They understand that full accountability and efficient administration are essential, coupled with an ability to deal sensitively with beneficiaries at every stage in life. Our Specialists

  • PROPERTY TAX | Singapore

    PROPERTY TAX Our team of experts can advise and support the structuring of property purchases in Singapore. Our team has extensive experience advising on buyer’s and seller’s stamp duty, as well as ongoing tax responsibilities for residential and commercial properties in Singapore. We work closely with our UK and Australia offices for clients looking to invest or manage properties in these popular jurisdictions. Our Specialists