ACRA Guidance on register of registrable controllers and register of nominee directors

ACRA Guidance on Register of Registrable Controllers and Register of Nominee Directors 会计与公司监管局关于实际控制者登记册和提名董事登记册的指南

On 22 May 2019, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) revised the following ACRA Guidance relating to requirements on register of controllers for companies, foreign companies and limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) (collectively, “ACRA Guidance on Register of Controllers”). 2019年5月22日,会计与公司监管局(“ACRA”)修订了以下ACRA指南,涉及公司、外国公司和有限责任合伙企业(“LLPs”) 注册控制者的要求(统称“ACRA实际控制者登记册指南”)。

  • Guidance on Register of Controllers for Companies 公司实际控制者登记册指南
  • Guidance on Register of Controllers for Foreign Companies 外国公司实际控制者登记册指南
  • Guidance on Register of Controllers for LLPs 有限责任合伙企业实际控制者登记册指南

The revised ACRA Guidance on Register of Controllers dated 22 May 2019 (Version 1.5) supersedes the earlier Version 1.4 dated 7 September 2018. 会计与公司监管局于2019年5月22日修订的控制人登记指南(版本1.5)取代了之前于2018年9月7日发布的版本1.4。

In addition, the ACRA Guidance on Register of Nominee Directors for Companies has also been revised to Version 1.4 dated 22 May 2019 and supersedes the earlier Version 1.3 dated 18 September 2017. 此外,会计与公司监管局《公司提名董事登记册指南》也已于2019年5月22日修订为1.4版,取代了2017年9月18日的1.3版。

ACRA Guidance on Register of Controllers 会计与公司监管局关于控制者登记册的指南

By way of background, unless exempted, all companies incorporated under the Companies Act, foreign companies registered under the Companies Act (“foreign companies”) and LLPs registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (“LLP Act”) are required to: 除获豁免外,所有根据《公司法》注册成立的公司、根据《公司法》注册的外国公司(“外国公司”)和根据《有限责任合伙法》注册的有限责任合伙企业均须:

  • maintain a register of registrable controllers containing the particulars of their registrable controllers; 备存实际控制者登记册,载列其实际控制者的详情;
  • take reasonable steps to identify their registrable controllers, including sending notices to any person, whom the companies, foreign companies or LLPs know or have reasonable grounds to believe is a registrable controller of the companies, foreign companies or LLPs, or who has knowledge of someone who is a registrable controller or is likely to have that knowledge; 采取合理步骤确定其实际控制者,包括向公司、外国公司或有限责任合伙企业知道或有合理理由相信其为公司、外国公司或有限责任合伙企业的实际控制者的任何人发送通知,或向拥有这种知识的(知道其为实际控制者或可能是实际控制者的)任何人发送通知;
  • keep the particulars in their register of registrable controllers up-to-date by sending notices to registrable controllers whose particulars the companies, foreign companies or LLPs know or have reasonable grounds to believe have changed or are inaccurate; and 向公司、外国公司或有限责任合伙企业知道或有合理理由相信其资料已更改或不准确的实际控制者发出通知书,以更新实际控制者登记册内的资料;和
  • produce the register of registrable controllers, the information contained in the register and any document relating to the register and the keeping of the register (“supporting document”) to the Registrar of Companies (“Registrar”) or Registrar of Limited Liability Partnerships (as the case may be), an officer of ACRA or a public agency, upon request. 应要求,向公司司法常务官或有限责任合伙企业司法常务官(视情况而定),会计与公司监管局或公共机构的官员,出示实际控制者登记册、登记册内所载的资料以及与登记册及其备存有关的任何文件(“证明文件”)。

The ACRA Guidance on Register of Controllers is issued by ACRA to help companies, foreign companies and LLPs understand and comply with these requirements set out in Part XIA of the Companies Act and Part VIA of the LLP Act, respectively, which came into force on 31 March 2017. 会计与公司监管局发布了《ACRA控制者登记册指南》,以帮助公司、外国公司和有限责任合伙企业理解并遵守分别于2017年3月31日生效的《公司法》第XIA部分和《有限责任合伙法》第VIA部分规定的要求。.

ACRA Guidance on Register of Nominee Directors for Companies 会计与公司监管局关于公司提名董事登记的指南

With effect from 31 March 2017, companies incorporated under the Companies Act are required to: 自2017年3月31日起,根据《公司法》注册成立的公司必须:

  • keep a register of its nominee directors containing the particulars of the nominators of the company’s nominee directors; and 保存一份载有公司提名董事的提名人详情的提名董事登记册;和
  • produce the register of nominee directors and any supporting document to the Registrar, an officer of ACRA or a public agency, upon request. 应要求,将提名董事登记册及任何证明文件送交司法常务官、会计与公司监管局或公共机构的官员。

Directors are required to inform their respective companies of the fact that they are nominee directors and provide the prescribed particulars of their nominators to their companies within the applicable timelines. 董事须告知其所属公司他们是获提名董事的事实,并在适用的时限内向其公司提供获提名董事规定的详情。

The ACRA Guidance on Register of Nominee Directors is issued by ACRA to help companies understand and comply with the requirements in the Companies Act pertaining to keeping the register of nominee directors. 会计与公司监管局发布的《提名董事登记册》旨在帮助公司理解并遵守《公司法》中关于保留提名董事名册的要求。

Key amendments to ACRA Guidance effective 22 May 2019 会计与公司监管局指南的关键修正案于2019年5月22日生效

Paragraph 3.2 of the ACRA Guidance on Register of Controllers and paragraph 4.2 of the ACRA Guidance on Register of Nominee Directors which deal with the location of the register to be kept by a company, foreign company or LLP have been updated to provide that: ACRA《实际控制者登记册指南》第3.2段和ACRA《提名董事登记册指南》第4.2段已经更新,以规定:

  • if a company, foreign company or LLP appoints a registered filing agent (“RFA”) to help it keep its register of registrable controllers, and the RFA subsequently resigns, the RFA should hand over the register to the company, foreign company or LLP, who may appoint another RFA for the purpose of keeping the register; 如果一家公司、外国公司或有限责任合伙企业指定一名注册备案代理人(“RFA”)帮助其保存其实际控制者登记册,并且RFA随后辞职,则RFA应将登记册交给该公司、外国公司或有限责任合伙企业,后者可以指定另一个RFA来保存登记册;
  • if a company appoints a RFA to help the company keep its register of nominee directors and the RFA subsequently resigns, the RFA should hand over the register to the company, who may appoint another RFA for the purpose of keeping the register. 如果公司指定RFA帮助公司保存其提名董事登记册,并且RFA随后辞职,则RFA应将登记册交给公司,公司可指定另一个RFA保存登记册。

Reference materials 参考资料

The following are available on the ACRA website www.acra.gov.sg: 会计与公司监管局网站www.acra.gov.sg:

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