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Synopsis

The European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore), together with KPMG, invites you to join us for our upcoming webinar on COVID-19 and the impact brought upon businesses in China and Vietnam. In these unprecedented times, businesses may be faced with many challenges such as government-imposed lock-downs, restricted human and capital movement, business shut-downs (partial or full), and increasing unemployment rates. Governments have been promptly responding to the impact of COVID-19 with various economic measures. We are pleased to invite our panel of speakers from KPMG to share insights on the following: 

  1. A broad overview of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, and the unforeseen impact on supply chains.
  2. Country-focused presentations on China and Vietnam covering:
    • The impact brought upon by COVID-19.
    • Key measures introduced by the Chinese and Vietnamese governments that directly impact businesses operating therein.
    • Optimising and leveraging those introduced measures, and any “catch” clauses.
    • KPMG’s views and outlook going forward in China and Vietnam.

The webinar will take place on Friday, 19th June from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm via Zoom, and will be moderated by Mr Jordi Bonabosch, Chair of the EuroCham Regional Tax Committee.

 

Programme

3.00 pm – Introduction

  • Pauline KOH, Tax Partner from KPMG in Singapore

3.10 pm – Country focused presentations

  • Chris XING, Tax Partner from KPMG in China
  • Duong HOANG, Tax Partner from KPMG in Vietnam

3.45 pm – Q&A session

  • Moderated by Jordi Bonabosch, Head of Tax, INSEAD

 

Speakers

Pauline KOH
Tax Partner
KPMG in Singapore

Pauline is a tax partner with KPMG in Singapore with more than 20 years of diversified tax experience. Pauline services a diversified portfolio of clients from a broad spectrum of industries. Her range of expertise includes assisting companies in any dispute resolution with the IRAS and in the area of tax incentive negotiation and application with relevant government agencies; advising on tax-efficient supply chain strategies and group reorganisations; planning for tax-effective acquisitions and disposals; assisting on tax due diligence exercises and post-acquisition tax structuring; advising on inbound and outbound investments and international tax advisory.

Prior to joining KPMG Singapore, Pauline was with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) where she acquired extensive tax experience in both corporate and individual income taxation. She was with the IRAS’ Rulings and Tax Policy branch, which deals mainly with the interpretation of law and complex income tax issues before joining KPMG Singapore.

Pauline also served as a lecturer of the Tax Programme at the Tax Academy of Singapore and has spoken at KPMG taxation seminars and workshops.

 

Chris XING
Partner, International Tax
KPMG in China

Chris is the China Country and Asia Pacific Regional Leader of International Taxation at KPMG and a partner in the PRC M&A Tax practice with over nineteen years of professional experience. Chris has advised numerous private equity, infrastructure, and real estate funds on fund formation and fund management structuring. Chris has advised USD and RMB funds on the design and implementation of tax effective carry interest and fund management structures, as well as investment holding and exit structures, including numerous transactions involving Announcement 7 reporting and tax liability assessments for both buyers and sellers. Chris has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions and has led a large number of tax due diligence projects involving the acquisitions of PRC companies and outbound transactions in real estate and various industry sectors, including infrastructure, retail, and e-commerce.

Apart from that, Chris has advised many MNCs undertaking investments in the PRC to tax effectively structure or restructure their operations or entity holding arrangement with a view to realizing enhanced tax efficient outcomes and navigating China’s complex regulatory and foreign exchange environment.

Chris is a regular speaker and writer on tax matters. He has published numerous articles on Chinese taxation in various journals and has also been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and BBC World News. Chris has also provided assistance and conducted research for the China Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation on a range of tax policy formulation matters including BEPS, Digital Economy, International tax policy development impact on China and GAAR rules

 

Duong HOANG
Head of Integrated International Tax
Partner
KPMG in Vietnam & Cambodia

Duong is the Chief Representative of KPMG in Danang, Central Vietnam and Eurocham Delegate for Community Building in Central Vietnam & former member of Advisory Committee to CPA Australia in North Vietnam.

Duong has been with KPMG for over 20 years, including with KPMG Australia for 1.5 years. Duong leads KPMG Vietnam’s Integrated International Tax practice advising on International Tax, Transfer Pricing, Trade & Customs matters and represents KPMG office in Danang, Central Vietnam.

Duong has advised numerous multinational companies on tax, transfer pricing, trade & customs planning, compliance and dispute resolution, supply chain tax planning, tax business restructuring,  due diligence in various sectors including Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, FMCGs, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure. Duong provided advice on capacity building on transfer pricing to the Vietnamese General Department of Taxation, in a project funded by the European Commission, and professional consultation on the Government’s Decree 20 on transfer pricing management adopting the OECD guidelines.

Duong is regular external speaker on Vietnamese fiscal, taxation and transfer pricing matters, and an advisor to the Ministry of Finance and industry on excise tax policy for automotive, alcohols and tobacco.

 

Moderator

Jordi BONABOSCH
Head of Tax
INSEAD

Jordi is the Head of Tax at INSEAD, and he is based in Singapore. He specialises in international tax and transfer pricing, and he has been working both in-house and in public accounting for nearly 20 years, in countries such as Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, China and Singapore.

Jordi is the Chairman of the Regional Tax Committee at EuroCham (Singapore), and a lecturer in international tax at the Master in International Business Law, at Montpellier University. He is a regular speaker at various tax seminars in Europe, Asia and in the US and has contributed to various articles in professional publications such as “International Tax Review”, “Journal des Sociétés” or “Tax in Africa”. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

 

Student tickets are available for this event.
Students from partnering universities are invited to join, free of charge. Partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, EDHEC, ESSEC & INSEAD.
There are limited student tickets available, and are subject to correct registration details. 

  • Please sign up with your university-issued email address
  • Enter your institution under “company”
  • Enter your major/programme under “designation” 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Kindly note that there are limited seats available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.