Optimising Value

Our Tax Practice covers both domestic and international tax issues from a Singapore law perspective – and where helpful, this is integrated with our other practice areas such as the Corporate and Commercial Practice and the M&A Practice.

On the domestic front, the team advises on income tax, stamp duty, goods and services tax, property tax, IRAS prosecutions, and help our clients to structure their affairs in a manner that is compliant with the regulatory framework.

On the international front, the team cooperates with an international network of professional legal and tax advisers to advise on international tax planning, including considerations related to transfer pricing, withholding tax, the repatriation of income to Singapore and the applicability of international tax treaties.

Some of our notable experience in this area include having:

• Advised a Swedish multinational corporation on the tax implications in a proposed group restructuring.

• Advised and assisted a media and entertainment company in their revenue maximisation and tax considerations, including merchandising strategy.

• Assisted a client in dealing with external tax advisors regarding cross border tax matters and transfer pricing matters.

• Advising an online game store company on compliance under the Goods and Services Tax Act and Payment Services Act.

• Advised a client on tax residency under laws of Singapore.

• Advised and acted for a client in 10 criminal charges the client faced under the Income Tax Act.