Leon Kwong Wing and Eric Roose lead the tax practice at Withers KhattarWong, Taxand Singapore (Withers). The practice comprises eight partners and 10 other fee earners. Tan Gaik Hwa joined the practice in September 2016. The services that the practice offers include corporate tax, indirect tax, tax disputes and tax compliance.
Kwong Wing advises clients in relation to a range of corporate transactions including equity capital markets and M&A. He also helps his clients liaise with the tax authorities including the IRAS. Roose has worked in Asia for more than 20 years and his expertise includes international corporate tax. He advises clients on structuring Asia market investments, global tax treaties and planning.
In 2016, the practice advised Aboitiz Equity Ventures on its investments in Asia. In the same year, Withers advised investment management firm Pacific Alliance Group Investment Advisors on a Singapore-based fund operating across the region. The practice also represented a client in tax dispute regarding deductibility claims and productivity and innovation credit claims for research and development costs incurred by the client.