COMPANY SECRETARY MALAYSIA
Ensure your business meets all compliance requirements with the support of our local corporate secretarial team
The role of a company secretary continues to grow in importance and scope for businesses in Malaysia. Businesses that fail to meet statutory requirements may face severe legal, financial and reputational repercussions, so it’s important to ensure all your company secretarial duties are covered as they continue to evolve.
By engaging a skilled, industry-leading company secretary in Malaysia, you can rest assured your business is carrying out all its statutory and regulatory obligations accurately.
Reliable company secretarial services
The BoardRoom team helps many companies get off the ground, but we also support their ongoing success with a high level of dedication.
We provide a full company secretarial service, from incorporating your new business, to ensuring you comply with statutory requirements in the long term. We are committed to helping your business thrive into the future.
Over the course of 50 years, BoardRoom has become one of the most highly regarded company secretarial service providers in Malaysia and across Asia-Pacific.
Our knowledgeable team supports businesses large and small in all their local and cross-border corporate compliance responsibilities.
Advice on operating across Malaysia, APAC and the world
With thorough knowledge of the Malaysian statutory environment, our expert corporate secretarial team can provide invaluable advice for your business.
Appointing a company secretarial service in Malaysia that understands the local landscape and culture is imperative, particularly if you plan to expand across the Asia-Pacific region.
If your company already conducts business abroad, you can rely on us to collaborate with your legal or compliance agent.
Through our skilled corporate secretarial knowledge, we can guide your business across a range of markets while navigating all the intricacies of international tax, trade, currency conversion and regulations.
How outsourcing your corporate secretarial functions benefits you
As with similar corporate responsibilities, including tax and accounting, Malaysia’s requirements for corporate secretarial functions are intricate and vast. Keeping up with changes in local, regional and international rules can be daunting for any business.
Partnering with our Malaysia-based company secretarial team allows you to:
Maintain local and cross-border compliance
Access our team of professionals with specialist knowledge across multiple Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.
Streamline your operations
Benefit from an extensive range of corporate services with a single point of contact.
Reduce administrative burden and overheads
Free up your resources to focus on growth and profitability instead of corporate compliance.
BoardRoom’s company secretarial services
Whether you are a new business, a thriving private enterprise or a global organisation, we are ready to take on all your corporate secretarial duties and help you succeed in Malaysia and beyond.
01 Company secretarial support
We provide comprehensive company secretarial services to ensure your business meets all local requirements in Malaysia.
We can help with:
02 Governance and statutory compliance reporting
Meet all your corporate requirements both in Malaysia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
We can help with:
03 Company closure and business liquidation
The BoardRoom team helps take unnecessary stress out of closing your company’s doors. By providing expert advice and support, we will ensure the process is smooth and efficient.
We can help with:
- Business deregistration and closure
- Striking off a local or foreign business
- Voluntarily liquidating a business.
04 Other company secretarial services
Whatever the secretarial requirements of your company in Malaysia may be, BoardRoom can assist you.
We also provide a range of ad hoc services, including:
- Operating as filing and process agents
- Providing an independent assessment of Know Your Clients (KYC) obligations.
Thrive with BoardRoom
Because we help take your business further, faster, at all stages
Engaging a trusted corporate secretary in Malaysia will help ensure your company complies with local rules and regulations while also:
- Minimising costs;
- Mitigating risk; and
- Maximising potential profitability.
With a respected 50-year history, BoardRoom is known as one of Asia-Pacific’s most skilled providers of corporate secretarial services.
Due to our thorough local knowledge and long-established regulatory and government relationships within the region, we are the service provider of choice for major global companies and agile start-ups alike.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What are company secretarial services?
Company secretarial services include everything from incorporating and registering your new company to developing company constitutions, amending company resolutions, setting up of bank accounts and more. The ultimate goal of company secretarial services is to keep your company compliant with all local regulatory requirements so you can focus on growth without worries of non-compliance.
2. What are the duties of a company secretary?
Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of a business, company secretaries work directly with you to ensure your business follows good corporate governance practices and is compliant with statutory obligations.
Our company secretaries will help you with:
- Keeping statutory books and records organised
- Safekeeping company legal documents
- Hosting meetings between directors and shareholders
- Organising and filing all documents required by law on time
- Guaranteeing that your company meets all the necessary statutory obligations.
3. Is it mandatory to appoint a company secretary?
In Malaysia, under the Companies Act (2016), all registered companies are required to have at least one licensed company secretary. The appointment of a company secretary must also be completed within 30 days from the date of incorporation of a company.
4. What are the benefits of outsourcing company secretarial services?
Outsourcing company secretarial services offers several benefits. For businesses that do not need a full time in-house secretary, outsourcing offers a way to save costs while ensuring all secretarial responsibilities are handled by seasoned professionals. By doing this, you free up more time for your employees and gain access to advice and solutions from experienced company secretary professionals.
5. How qualified do company secretaries need to be in Malaysia?
Corporate secretaries in Malaysia are required to have passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, as well as have between 1-5 years of relevant working experience based on their other academic qualifications.
This can complicate matters for foreigners looking to get into business in Malaysia. However, outsourcing company secretarial services to a well-trusted and respectable firm like BoardRoom offers more flexibility and breathing room when it comes to spending more time on your core business competencies. All our company secretaries are more than adequately qualified and hold years of experience working in the field.
6. Is it easy for a foreigner to do business in Malaysia?
The Company Commission of Malaysia (CCM) dictates that foreigners can only run Private Limited by Shares company – in Malaysia, this is known as Sendirian Berhad (Sdn Bhd).
7. Why should you choose BoardRoom as your preferred company secretarial provider?
When setting up a company in Malaysia, it is important that you engage the services of the correct team to assist you. BoardRoom has a team of qualified professionals to see to your needs for the incorporation of your Malaysian company.
With over 3,000 clients ranging from public listed firms, multinationals, and privately-owned enterprises, BoardRoom is currently the largest corporate services provider in Malaysia. Our team of experienced company secretaries will be able to meet your needs and obligations in the most timely and effective manner, eliminating any risk of fines, regulatory investigations and more. If you have any enquiries about our secretarial services, contact us anytime and we will get back to you as soon as we can.