ICCS presents: "A Chat With Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP"
Synopsis: 1. Enforcing your EU Court Judgment against Debtors in Singapore What are your options when you have an EU court judgment against a debtor with assets in Singapore? With the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements coming into force in Singapore on 1 October 2016, there is now a new avenue for European companies to obtain satisfaction of such judgment debts. 2. Tax incentives for businesses and investments Singapore offers attractive tax incentives to encourage investments here. This talk will summarize the relevant schemes to assist companies in identifying the most appropriate incentives to capitalize on. Speakers: Leong KahWah,Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP,is the Head ofDisputes’Practices, and is a Partner of the Shipping & International Trade Practice Group. He has extensive experience in shipping, trading and commercial dispute resolution. He is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and is described as "a likeable and impressive lawyer...a pragmatic person, and commercially aware, which makes his advice more realistic." Other legal publications acknowledging his expertise include Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Asialaw Profiles and named as Singapore Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2015 by Best Lawyers. Vikna Rajah,Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, is a tax specialist who has appeared as a lead counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Court of Appeal. Vikna, who has degrees in both accounting and law, advises clients on complex income tax, goods and services tax (“GST”), stamp duty, property tax and tax treaty issues, specialising in contentious civil disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”), tax structuring and criminal tax litigation.He is ranked by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016 as a leading individual in Tax who is “an extremely intelligent man". The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016 Edition) described him as an “experienced litigator” with ‘extensive tax knowledge’ and is ‘excellent to work with’. Most recently, he was also recognized by The Asia Legal Awards 2017 as Private Client Lawyer of the Year.