Looi Kian Seng

Associate, Withers KhattarWong*

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Kian Seng is an associate in our private client and tax team.

Kian Seng advises high net worth individuals and their families on taxation, estate planning and wealth protection issues, in particular the establishment and taxation of family offices and fund management vehicles, and other regulatory and compliance matters. He also advises on the tax aspects of cross-border structuring of financial products and investment funds.

Having started his career in New Zealand, Kian Seng has worked on tax issues arising from a range of matters, including international investment vehicles, the restructuring of distressed companies, tax disputes, asset planning for high net worth individuals, and charities. Consequently, he continues to keep abreast with and advises on New Zealand tax issues as well.

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

New Zealand, 2017

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore, 2018

New Zealand Denies Foreign Tax Credit for ‘‘Tax Spared" (Co-authored) - May 2018 • Bloomberg BNA - Tax Planning International - Asia Pacific Focus

New Zealand’s Proposed Response to the BEPS Action Plans: The Proposals, the Impact and the Potential Concerns (Co-authored) - Mar 2018 - Tax Notes International

Time for a Comprehensive CGT in New Zealand? (Co-authored) - Dec 2017 -Bloomberg BNA - Tax Planning International - Asia Pacific Focus

New Zealand Law Society

Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ)

自己紹介

I spend most of my free time playing Ultimate Frisbee, exploring Singapore, and appreciating good food and coffee.

My very short journey so far as a lawyer has taught me the importance of being enthusiastic about learning new things, and keeping on top of new developments in both the tax and commercial arenas.

That’s why I am excited about the taxation of the digital economy. Technological advances (such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and blockchain applications) constantly challenge and outpace our current tax paradigm. The constant struggle of the law to keep up with and regulate the latest tech is intriguing, and presents a whole new world of opportunities.

Outside of the law, I spend most of my free time playing Ultimate Frisbee, exploring Singapore, and appreciating good food and coffee. Travelling is also my thing, and I enjoy the thrill of seeing new places, meeting new people, and immersing myself in different cultures.

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言語


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Hokkien
  • Mandarin

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