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Tax
Baker McKenzie

Steven Sieker is the head of tax department at Baker McKenzie. He focuses on tax controversy, litigation and wealth management. Other key practitioners are Richard Weisman and Pierre Chan. The team provides a wide range of tax practices such as tax dispute, planning and global structuring and M&A. It can provide seamless tax advice in 46 jurisdictions around the world because of its global network. In addition, it also implements tax planning proposals through commercial lawyers. 

Anne Quenedey joined the firm in 2018. Michael Olesnicky joined the firm as a senior consultant in 2019. He specialises in tax dispute, wealth management, stamp duty and estate planning. 

Deloitte

Eunice Kuo leads tax and business advisory services at Deloitte. Another key practitioner is Sarah Chin. Sarah is the Asia Pacific regional indirect tax, national indirect tax and customs leader. The team delivers a digital suite of solutions such as corporate compliance systems (CCS), insight tax risk advisory and indirect tax data analytics in order to drive clients’ technological advancement.  

Recently, the global employer services team has played a key role based on individual income tax reform in China. In addition, Deloitte Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence (Deloitte AP ICE) is also based in Hong Kong SAR, which provides international tax solutions and support Asia Pacific-based firms investing abroad.  

In 2018, the team helped a client on a transactional tax issues by complying with some specific stringent requirements during the whole due diligence and structuring processes.  

DLA Piper

Partner Daniel Chan is the head of tax department at DLA Piper. He specialises in various tax practices such as indirect tax, tax controversy and transactional tax. Other key practitioners are Anderson Lam and Doris Ho. Its practice covers corporate and individual tax planning, dispute resolution and M&A matters. In addition, it assists on structuring inbound and outbound investment, procurement centres and contract manufacturing relationships. The team works with its global network to provide consistent and comprehensive advice. It services clients included on the Fortune 500.  

In 2018, the team has expanded business practices such as private banking and executive compensation. 

Ryan Coyle joined the firm in 2019. Patrice Marceau, Jennifer Wu and Brenda Chan left the firm. 

KPMG

KPMG’s practice includes indirect tax, tax controversy and transactional tax services. The team works closely with the local government as to the changing global tax environment such as BEPS and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Besides, it also focuses on developing technology solutions like Digital Ignition Centre (KDI) and Tax Intelligence Solution to reduce the cost of delivering tax services. 

It helped one of the largest Asian real estate funds on a general corporate tax practice. In this case, it provided financial and tax due diligence work for the client’s target firm and also tax structuring advice for its investment. 

Patrick Cheung joined the firm as a partner in 2018. Anthony Pak and Eugene Yenung joined as a director in 2019. Christopher Abbiss, Lu Chen, Yvette Chan and Michael Olesnicky left the firm in these two years. 

Oldham Li & Nie

Anna Chan and Victor Ng are two key practitioners at Oldham Li & Nie. Anna specialises in tax structuring planning, tax optimisation advice and cross border tax matters. Victor focuses on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions.  

The team has a strong capability in handling cross-border tax transactions, multijurisdiction tax holding and financing structure issues. It is also active in private client practice, considering individual tax complications for high net worth individuals. It provides advice on the implication of relevant tax treaties, potential tax incentives and withholding tax obligations. 

Client feedback 

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