This workshop will take you through some of the key issues in income tax, goods and services tax and stamp duties that SMEs would encounter at each stage of its life cycle – establishment, growth and expansion, internationalisation, restructuring. The workshop will also address the enterprise tax risks faced by SMEs in the new tax landscape where, in tandem with the increasing complexity in the international and domestic tax systems, the investigative and enforcement powers of the tax authorities have been enhanced. Experienced practitioners will share practical advice in managing and handling tax audits and investigations.
Ms Ong Ken LoonHead, Tax & Private Clients Services
Drew & Napier LLC
Ken Loon advises on tax aspects of corporate transactions, such as income tax, GST, stamp duty, and property tax. She assists clients with negotiations with the IRAS and represents clients before the tax tribunals and Singapore courts.
Her clients come from across business sectors. She advises local and multinational corporate groups, financial institutions, and investment funds on a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and restructurings. In addition, Ken Loon works with private clients to provide solutions to complex tax, succession and private wealth management
Before joining Drew & Napier in 2008, she was a Principal Legal Officer in the Law Division of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. She is recommended as one of Singapore’s leading tax lawyers by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Practical Law
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Mr Charles LiAssociate Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Drew & Napier LLC
Charles is dual-qualified as a lawyer and accountant. He advises on all major tax types and exchange of information matters, and is familiar with mutual legal assistance requests under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. He was formerly a Senior Legal Specialist (Litigation) and a Senior Tax Prosecutor with the IRAS dealing with major tax and money laundering offences. Charles has broad experience in both the private and public sectors, and in law and accountancy. This enables him to address issues with legal, commercial and regulatory acumen. He also has experience in tax appeals, judicial review and prosecutions and has negotiated many successful settlements on behalf of clients and the tax authority.