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Synopsis

Are you a European Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) considering expansion into Singapore or already established here? 

Join us for an exclusive webinar, “Running Your Company in Singapore,” organised by EuroCham Singapore in collaboration with the Irish Chamber of Commerce, SwissCham Singapore and the South East Asia IP SME Helpdesk, our esteemed knowledge partner.

During this webinar, our expert speakers will guide you through essential facets of managing a company in Singapore, providing specialised insights tailored to SMEs. The agenda kicks off with a keynote presentation on Intellectual Property (IP) considerations by the representative of the SEA IP SME Helpdesk, followed by a panel featuring experts covering crucial aspects, such as:

  • IP Strategy: In-depth insights from the SEA IP SME Helpdesk.
  • Market Entry Strategies: Expert advice and information from Sleek Representative.
  • HR Considerations: Valuable expertise and insights from Fidinam Representative.

This interactive session aims to equip attendees with knowledge on conducting an audit of intangible assets, strategically registering Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), market entry strategies, and navigating legal considerations at pivotal stages of your business.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insights and establish connections with industry experts!
Who Should Attend:

  • European SMEs exploring business opportunities in Singapore.
  • European SMEs already established in Singapore seeking to enhance their understanding of IP considerations and broader business considerations. 
  • Multipliers supporting European SMEs in establishing their business in Singapore
  • European Entrepreneurs interested in learning from industry experts and successful businesses.
  • Anyone interested in learning from industry experts and successful businesses

 

Programme

04.00 pm Webinar Room Opens 
04.15 pm Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping by EuroCham Singapore
04.20 pm Opening Remarks  by Max Ng, Managing Director, Gateway Law Corporation
04.30 pm Presentations

  • Quentin Faller, Manager of Customer Success Team, Sleek
    • Choosing the right business structure for Singapore
    • Registering your company: Essential steps and compliance requirements
    • Understanding tax considerations and incentives for new businesses
  • Jevon Louis, External Expert of the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk and Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP
    • An introduction to Intangible Assets
    • Understanding the importance of conducting an IP Audit
    • Strategically registering Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  • Marta Giordano, Managing Director, Fidinam Singapore, providing Human resources expertise
    • An update on the Singapore Immigration landscape
    • Essential steps to hire an employee. Focus on foreign employees and working visas
    • Company cost of hiring local and/or foreign employees

05.30 pm Panel Discussion and Live Q&A moderated by Max Ng, Managing Director, Gateway Law Corporation
05.55 pm Closing Remarks by EuroCham Singapore
06.00 pm End of Event

 


 

Speakers and Panellists

 

Jevon Louis 
External Expert of theSouth-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk
Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Jevon Louis heads the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data practice at Shook Lin & Bok LLP and is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious matters across multiple industries. Jevon also advises businesses on the creation, management and commercialisation of intangible assets and has been assisting the South-East Asia SME IP Helpdesk since 2020 as an External Expert.

Jevon Louis specialises in intellectual property (IP) law and technology law. He is well-suited for this area of practice as he is technically qualified with a degree in mechanical engineering and is also a registered Singapore patent attorney, qualified by examination under the Intellectual Property Office in Singapore (IPOS).

Jevon’s experience extends to both contentious and non-contentious matters across multiple industries including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, manufacturing, construction, logistics and semiconductors.

On the contentious side, Jevon represents clients in court proceedings as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Jevon specialises in patent litigation and has extensive experience in such disputes as conducted before the IPOS Registry, High Court, and Court of Appeal of Singapore. In addition, Jevon also handles other IP disputes involving breach of copyright, trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of confidence matters.

Jevon also advises on IP strategy and provides IP-related business intelligence and advisory services. Apart from that, Jevon oversees the filing and registration of patent, trade mark and design registrations, preparation of IP registrability, infringement and invalidity opinions, performing of patent prior art and freedom to operate searches, and drafting of licensing, distributorship or franchising agreements, as well as various technology services agreements that are intrinsic to today’s digital economy.

 

Quentin Faller
Manager of the Customer Success Team
Sleek

Quentin Faller, a Parisian native, boasts a rich academic background with a Master of Economics from Fudan University and a Master’s in International Business from ESSCA, Quentin started his career in Singapore 5 years ago, joining the European Asset Manager Amundi for 2 years. He has now been three years at Sleek, evolving from Sales Associate to the Manager of the Customer Success Team, where he hopes to bring the best experience to customers and streamlining Sleek’s process. 

 

Marta Giordano 
Managing Director 
Fidinam Singapore

Ms Giordano has over 15 years of experience in the Corporate Services Industry and has developed an in-depth experience in the professional and business consultancy environment, managing a portfolio of blue-chip clients across a range of industries and regions. She graduated in Business Management & Administration from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and is a professional Chartered Accountant.

 

Moderator

Max Ng
Managing Director, 
Advocate & Solicitor, 
Gateway Law Corporation

Max Ng is the managing director of Gateway Law Corporation, a boutique regional practice with offices and people in multiple countries in the region. He manages Gateway’s Singapore offices, and his legal expertise includes licensing, franchising, fintech, data protection and privacy.

He is a fellow with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, a Senior Fellow with the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center, and sits on the panel of arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and on the reserve panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Max is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, an associate mediator under the Law Society Mediation Scheme and sat on the Panel of Trademark Mediators (formerly the Panel of Neutrals) of the International Trademark Association.  He is a volunteer mediator with the State Courts of Singapore as well.

Max is listed as a leading lawyer in numerous publications, including Legal Who’s Who, Chambers Asia, Asia Law Leading Lawyers, the Legal Who’s Who Singapore (by Asia Legal Business), and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

 


 

 


 

Registration Guidelines –

Please follow these simple steps for easy registration to our webinar.

Step 1: Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5yzpQDvdRQmvHcC21FUnYA

Step 2: Using the link provided in the email, click on the link 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

Step 3: We will only admit attendees whose Zoom profiles match their registration names, so please make sure that your Zoom profile corresponds with your registration name. 

Thank you for your understanding.

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


POST-EVENT

EuroCham hosted a webinar on “Running Your Business in Singapore”.  The event timed perfectly with the recent release of Singapore’s Budget 2024 and the RIC (Refundable Investment Credit), aimed at attracting quality investments and supporting high-value and substantive economic activities. 
 
We would like to express our gratitude to our partner, the South East Asia IP SME Helpdesk, for their collaboration. Their initiative, funded by the EU, offers free intellectual property advice for European SMEs operating in South East Asia. Thank you also to our national business groups for sharing this event, and especially the Irish Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Cham Singapore

The engaging session, moderated by Max Ng, covered key topics spanning choosing the right business structure, understanding tax considerations, and navigating human resources matters. 

In the IP segment, Jevon provided insights into safeguarding unregistered IP, protective measures for non-registered IP, insights into licensing, a comprehensive overview of the IP landscape, and an informative discussion on Southeast Asia IP SME Helpdesk services. 

Marta offered valuable insights on eligibility for the Dependant Pass or Long Term Visit Pass, qualifications in COMPASS, consequences of late CPF payments, an overview of SHG Funds, and government schemes for employing older workers.

Participants inquired about various aspects, including strategies to locate a local resident director, advice on securing a Singapore registered office address, insights into Singapore’s tax regime, and knowledge about additional tax exemptions.

We express our gratitude to all the speakers and the moderator: Quentin Faller from Sleek, Jevon Louis from the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk, Marta Giordano from Fidinam Singapore, and Max NG from Gateway Law Corporation. Stay tuned for future events!

 

If, for any reason, you were unable to attend, or if you would like to revisit any part of the event, we have made the recording available for you: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/FXxDXeGfQGmzw7CXiYvYMIJKuGnGR0rwlQvYTZ48yHq3IOcOoW34yqh1UnSRncXx.8d-MzcfbSyAmtW_L

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