Private Equity in Singapore

Dora Neo, Hans Tjio and Lan Luh Luh eds., Handbook on Financial Services Law and Regulation in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2019) Chapter 14, pp 563-594

NUS Centre for Banking & Finance Law Working Paper 19/02

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2019/004

26 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2019

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Lin Lin

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 26, 2019

Abstract

This chapter sets out the growing importance of private equity for Singapore’s economy and provides an overview of the existing regulatory framework governing private equity in Singapore. It outlines the present legal structures and tax policies and highlights their inadequacy in encouraging fund managers to domicile the funds in Singapore. Thereafter, this chapter recognizes several promising legislative and regulatory developments that will bolster Singapore’s position as an onshore hub for private equity funds if such developments were actualized. It also proposes further reforms that will improve the operating environment for private equity funds such as introducing more liberal tax policies and modifying the limited partnership structure.

Keywords: Private Equity, Singapore, Limited Partnership, Tax

Suggested Citation

Lin, Lin, Private Equity in Singapore (February 26, 2019). Dora Neo, Hans Tjio and Lan Luh Luh eds., Handbook on Financial Services Law and Regulation in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2019) Chapter 14, pp 563-594; NUS Centre for Banking & Finance Law Working Paper 19/02; NUS Law Working Paper No. 2019/004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3341791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3341791

Lin Lin (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776
Singapore

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