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Jumping on the Bandwagon: To VCC or Not?

Date:    21 February 2020, Friday
Time:    9am - 11am
Venue:
 Nexia TS Office, 80 Robinson Road, #25-00, Singapore 068898




Riding on the coattail of Singapore’s economic stability and friendly taxation laws, the coming to fruition of the VCC framework appears to have all local fund managers ready to jump on the latest bandwagon that offers greater operational flexibilities and opportunities.

But the musing question lies deep – Whilst the VCC aims to encourage more funds to be domiciled in the city-state, to cement our position as an international fund management hub and to add on to an already impressive existing arsenal of legal vehicles for investment funds, let’s not jump the gun and start the race without knowing what is ahead!

Fee
Complimentary for Invited Partners

CPE Hours
-

Contact Information
Marketing & Communications
marcomms@nexiats.com.sg

Time
Topic
9:00am
Registration and light breakfast
9:30am
Welcome
Edwin Leow, Director and Head of Tax
9:35am
Jumping on the Bandwagon
Shaun Zheng, Associate Director, Tax
10:15am
Ready, Set, Go
Loh Mei Ling, Director, Corporate Secretarial and Bookkeeping
10:30am
Q&A
11:00am
End

Speaker Profiles


Edwin Leow
Director and Head of Tax
Nexia TS

Passionate about tax, Edwin has since his graduation, accumulated more than two decades of professional experience in both international and Singapore taxation arenas. Throughout his career, Edwin has gained a wealth of experience and is equipped with extensive knowledge in providing advisory and compliance services covering all key areas of taxation: Corporate Tax, Individual Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Transfer Pricing and Stamp Duty, making him a proficient tax advisor for issues which cut across a spectrum of taxation matters.

Edwin has, in his current capacity and past employment with top tier international accounting firms, served multinational companies, publicly listed and private companies spanning various industries such as trading, manufacturing, construction, property development, shipping, oil and gas, information technology, media and advertising, pharmaceutical, hospitality, logistics, investment, fund management and private wealth services.

Edwin also enriched his experience during his stint in a regional headquarter of a French MNC, giving him a deep appreciation of tax issues from the clients’ perspective.


Shaun Zheng
Associate Director, Tax
Nexia TS

Shaun has varied expertise in the areas of Singapore and international taxation, with a specific focus in private clients and fiduciary structuring matters. He has also accumulated noteworthy industry experience with a Taiwanese start-up which allowed him to gain greater appreciation of back-office operations / setup and issues pertinent to SMEs. Shaun now assumes primary responsibility in providing customised private wealth tax products solutions and structuring for HNWIs and family businesses.

Shaun’s current portfolio comprises of public-listed companies, multinationals and companies from the fund and private wealth industry.

In Shaun’s past and present roles, he has provided tax compliance services to a range of clients spanning across industries such as insurance, fund management, trusts, sports, media, manufacturing and shipping; and tax advice with respect to fund and trust structuring and practical implementation matters, cross border investments, stamp duty reliefs, withholding taxes, permanent establishments, employee taxation, employee incentive schemes and transfer pricing.


Loh Mei Ling
Director
Corporate Secretarial & Bookkeeping Pte Ltd

Mei Ling started her career with CSB in 1998 and she has over 20 years of experience which include all aspects of corporate secretarial compliance, business establishment and registration and cessation of business. She serves a wide portfolio of clients that include business firms, private limited companies, public companies, foreign companies with Singapore branches, representative offices, and offshore companies.

She is an Associate Member (ACIS) of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA).