Legal & Tax

Mission & Objectives

The Legal & Tax Committee brings together professionals with tax & legal background and expertise. It aims to enable the exchange of information, provide updates on legal topics, development and issues affecting business in the region.

This committee conducts sessions to inform and increase awareness of major legal issues and also serve as a focus for the interests of its members practising in Singapore and the region.

The Legal & Tax Committee is for in-house counsels, lawyers or people involved or with an interest in legal & tax matters related regardless of industries/sectors.

 


 

Past session highlights

  • TIME FOR CHANGE: DISRUPTION AND INNOVATION IN THE LEGAL SECTOR

Presentations by Noémie Alintissar, Manager, Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), Rajesh Sreenivasan, Partner, Rajah & Tann, Maëva Slotine, Principal, Slotine, Thomas Chuang, Legal Product Expert, Luminance and Chris Powell, Co-Founder & Head of Business Development, LegalFAB followed by a panel of discussion.

Speakers shared on the different ways tech is changing the legal sector, from machine learning to automation, AI & blockchain, and on the future of the sector with challenges & opportunities.

  • DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA: THE ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE CHALLENGE

Presentations by Dmitry Kosarev, Director, Forensics, PwC South East Asia Consulting, Michael Julian, Chief Compliance Officer, Alstom and Christian Duhain, Founder and CEO, Athen Development Singapore, followed by a panel of discussion.

At this Breakfast Talk, our speakers shared insights on the current trends, a view of multinational company strategy and a sharing experience in developing the business in the region!

  • EMPLOYEES’ REMUNERATION REPORTING IN SINGAPORE – FOCUS ON COMMON ERRORS AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT

Presentation by Kerrie Chang, Partner, EY and Sandesh Kumar, Associate Director, EY.

This meeting aimed to enhance companies’ understanding of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore’s (“IRAS”) compliance approach and how companies can better comply with their tax obligations in respect of the reporting of employees’ remuneration. 

  • MYANMAR 2018 UNION TAX REFORM

Presentation by Diberjohn Balinas, Senior Tax Manager, DFDL. The speaker discussed recent developments to Myanmar tax laws and regulations and recent changes to tax policies and practices in Myanmar. In addition, he also provided practical insights on the most effective ways of investing and doing business in Myanmar. 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Presidents

  • Grégoire Barry-Delongchamps - STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific
  • Catherine Cottet - Thales NSEA
  • Doris Marcellesi - Essilor Amera

Contact: Caroline de Villele

cdevillele[at]fccsingapore.com

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