Advising a pan-Asian asset manager on the acquisition of real estate assets throughout the region. This includes structuring the purchase of properties and collateralized debt over assets located in Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Assisting an Indonesian based MNC with the recovery of erroneously remitted royalty withholding tax on payments made by its Singapore subsidiary.
Advising a Philippines based MNC on the establishment of a regional financing structure, and with the structuring of inbound investments into Indonesian power assets.
Assisting with a number of public bond issues. This includes bonds structured as qualifying debt securities issued by both Singapore and non-resident securitization vehicles.
Advising a global liner shipping operator on the Singapore withholding tax characterisation of payments made under a leasing structure with a PRC bank.
Assisting with the design and implementation of Singapore based family office structures. This includes advising upon the Singapore regulatory, tax and reporting implications of the establishment of the Singapore family office itself, together with asset ownership and philanthropy vehicles.
Advising a HNW Singapore resident, intending to relocate to Australia, on the Australian tax implications associated with establishing a Dutch co-operative post migration.
Advising the holders of significant Australian commercial property assets on the Australian income tax, and the Victorian and NSW stamp duty implications associated with a trust-to-trust transfer of an existing UHNW succession and asset-protection structure. This includes the potential for relief applications to be lodged in relation to the interposition of a new BVI holding company.
Advising an UHNW Australian resident individual on the characterisation of a trust established for US income and estate tax purposes. The main question was the nature of the interest held by the beneficiary in the underlying assets, and whether they are taken to be absolutely entitled for Australian tax purposes.
Advising on the application of the presumption of advancement in the context of the purchase of a residential property in NSW by an Australian citizen husband and his US citizen wife.
New South Wales, 2003
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore, 2015
‘Choosing the right fund and tax structures’ - 2 July 2020, co-presenter