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The Future of Wealth Management & Tax Planning in a Transparent World (New Zealand)
This masterclass aims to discuss the topical developments which impact tax planning as well as wealth management and succession planning involving high–net-worth families. The discussion focuses on various legal solutions available for consideration and how with the increasing demands for a more transparent world, where free flow of information is a given, and international tax planning carries with it a question of morality, effective structuring strategies can still offer value.
So how can wealth management and tax planning structures stand up against these pressures? What is the future of wealth management and tax planning in a transparent world and how can a midshore jurisdiction like Labuan IBFC offer a much needed middle ground in the offshore versus onshore standoff?
Come and join us to find out.
  • GOH KA IM
    Goh Ka Im is a Partner and Head of Tax and Revenue Practice Group at Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. She joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1997. She is currently a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, where she was previously the Chairperson of the Tax Committee; the International Bar Association; the International Fiscal Association; and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), where she is also its Malaysian Jurisdiction Editor (Labuan).
    Ms Goh’s main practice areas include all aspects of tax and revenue law, such as income tax, corporate tax, real property gains tax, customs duties, sales tax, service tax, double taxation treaties, Labuan business activity tax, Labuan entities, Labuan trusts and foundations, stamp duty, tax incentives for investments, personal trusts, charitable trusts and tax litigation.
    She also has extensive experience in advising on tax and revenue matters and appears regularly in court on such matters. Due to her vast experience in tax and revenue law, she has been invited to speak at numerous local and international revenue law conferences and seminars, and has actively written and contributed a number of articles to the ITPA and other publications.
    Ms Goh graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Bristol, UK in 1986. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1987 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1988.
  • HENRY BRANDTS-GIESEN
    Henry specialises in private wealth. His advisory practice encompasses family trusts, offshore trusts, residency by investment, estate planning, relationship property agreements, collective investment schemes, unit trusts, superannuation and employee share schemes. He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and has a strong understanding of fiduciary risk having acted for both institutional and private trustees in numerous major transactions in New Zealand and overseas.

    Henry also has a contentious element to his practice and he is frequently involved in the resolution of trust related disputes, the interplay between trusts and relationship dissolution and applications to court for orders relevant to trusts. He has acted for prominent clients in a number of reported judgments concerning the Rule in Hastings Bass, the Doctrine of Mistake, the removal of fiduciaries and Public Trustee v Cooper type applications together with several unreported judgments concerning relief of an injunctive nature.

    Henry has advised several sportsmen, performers, captains of industry and other internationally recognised individuals. He regularly advises foreign law firms, banks, accountants, financial service providers and professional trustees. Henry is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners and a co-author of the New Zealand Master Trusts Guide (2011, 3rd Edition, published by CCH).
  • MILLIE CHAN
    Millie Chan practises law in British Columbia, Canada in the Vancouver office of Borden Lander Gervais (BLG), a Canadian national law firm. She is in BLG’s Tax Group and the Corporate and Commercial Group, and is also BLG’s Senior Consultant, Asia Pacific Markets. Ms Chan is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Canadian Tax Foundation, and serves as a director of the Malaysia Canada Business Council (B.C.). She is also a member of the Malaysian Bar and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Malaysia.

    Ms Chan’s main area of practice is in international wealth transfer and global estate, asset protection and capital preservation planning. In particular, she advises high net worth families in Asia in this area of holistic global estate planning. She also advises immigrants to Canada on tax-planning options.

    In addition to planning for protection and preservation of assets, Ms Chan works with families to establish strategies and processes to promote family governance, maintain family unity and uphold family identity and integrity. For this purpose, she travels regularly to Asia and works in synergy with BLG’s extensive contact base of financial institutions and offshore service providers for trusts, foundations and corporations.

    Before immigrating to Canada in 2007, Ms Chan practised law in Malaysia for approximately 27 years at her own firm, W Y Chan & Roy, for whom she remains a consultant. Her primary practice focus in Malaysia was on corporate/securities and commercial matters.

    Ms Chan graduated with an LLB (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Malaya. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay, and is conversant in Cantonese and Hakka, as well as (minimally) Hokkien.
EVENTS DETAILS
Date :
05-Apr-2017 (Wed)

Time :
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Address:
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Epsom Room 3, Level 4
88 Federal Street
Auckland, New Zealand

Price:
Free
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