Leon Kwong Wing

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Leon Kwong Wing is from KhattarWong LLP.

Kwong Wing is a partner in the private client and tax team

He has over 20 years’ experience advising on income tax, property tax, goods and services tax, and stamp duty in Singapore. He has a record of achieving substantial reductions in clients’ tax liabilities through successful legal argument and critical examination of fact situations. Kwong Wing defends taxpayers in audit and investigation cases, pursues objections against revenue assessments and valuations, and acts as counsel in hearings at the Review Boards and in the Courts.

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Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Assisted Norwegian counsel regarding the application of the Norway-Singapore treaty to dividends received by a Singapore-resident from Norway but not remitted to Singapore, where the Oslo court held that the limitation of benefit article was otiose since the income in question was exempt from tax in Singapore. Cf. Weisser v HMRC (2012) UKFTT 501 (TC).

Obtained ruling that interest withholding tax did not apply to an equity kicker under a loan agreement only two days before client was to pay US$1.8 million in withholding tax on advice of a global law firm.

Assisted a Canadian sovereign fund in obtaining tax-exempt status in Singapore.

Singapore, 1997

‘The Corporate Immigration Review’, 5th edition, contributor

‘Income Tax’, Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore, general editor

‘Stamp Duties’ in Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore, co-author

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Law Society of Singapore

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

1997
Partner

2015

Singapore

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