“Tax partner is a highly technical role but one that also requires the application of common sense and a commercial approach. I strive to deliver practical tax advice tailored to the ‘real world’ of business and relish the opportunity to find the most effective outcome.”
As the Head of Tax for Mazars Singapore, Gene believes the key to becoming a successful tax advisor is the desire and aptitude for problem solving. This requires the ability to analyse the (oftentimes) complex fact pattern and to recognize the relevant aspects of income taxation law, but also indirect taxes and corporations law.
With more than 22 years of experience, including 12 years as an international tax lawyer for one of the biggest firms in Amsterdam and Singapore, Gene has always tried to work closely with his clients to simplify taxation perspectives, create tax effective structures and solutions for them and their businesses to achieve a satisfactory result.
Gene’s main areas of focus include cross-border tax planning, assisting private equity and venture capital firms with their (finance) transactions, transfer pricing, and tax advisory services. He is well-versed in dealing with both corporate and private clients with respect to their cross-border tax transactions. Part of his work is also to coordinate cross-border transactions in the Asia Pacific region. In such projects, Gene is engaged with teams covering M&A transactions, infrastructure projects, and more.
Outside of work, Gene enjoys exploring new things as well as continuously improving himself. He is active in various sports and activities as scuba diving, tennis, traveling, and golf.
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