Tax Law

DVC houses leading tax practitioners who appear at all levels of court and the Inland Revenue Board of Review, and advise on a host of tax issues including tax compliance and mitigation, strategic tax planning, public offering issues, source of profits, capital and income assets, and tax deductions. Various members routinely act for the taxpayer and Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and have appeared in landmark tax appeals. One of our members has also been a Chairman of the Inland Revenue Board of Review.

Active across the commercial and public law spectrum, and in taxation and real property cases, one of DVC’s senior members acted in the case of The Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction v. Yip Kwong Robert and Others, a High Court case which helped clarify the law concerning misfeasance claims against former directors of liquidated companies.

Various members routinely act for the taxpayer and Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and have appeared in milestone tax appeals. One of our members has also been a Chairman of the Inland Revenue Board of Review.

Recent cases include Poon Cho-Ming John v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2019] HKCFA 38 and Perfekta Enterprises Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2019] 4 HKC 383, a case which relates to profits tax - where the CFA considered the test for change of intention from holding capital asset to trading.

 

What the directories say: 

 

This silk has  earned himself a “deservedly tough reputation” at the Hong Kong Bar. With a wide-ranging practice spanning the commercial and public law fields, he provides expertise in taxation and real estate-related cases, and offers further experience covering company and insolvency law disputes. 

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2021)

 

Described as a “barrister with an encyclopaedic range of dispute types, and [the silk] youdefinitely want fighting for you if you have a difficult case,” he is also recognised as a “fierce trial lawyer who has the tools for a fact-heavy case” and a “formidable opponent who knows his stuff and represents a very safe pair of hands.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)

 

Attracting praise for “leaving no stone unturned and expert trial craft” this Silk is singled out for being both a “fearless advocate” and for being “one of the busiest Silks in HK.” He is recommended for taxation cases and real property cases as well as for being across the commercial and public law domains.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)

 

One of DVC's members is recognised for being "very experienced in tax" and for knowing [his] stuff.   

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)

                                                                                                   

Tax Law