Gang Chen

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Gang is a partner with PwC China.  He has profound experience in tax services for financial service sector, M&A deal management, real estate and infrastructure and etc..

He joined the firm in 2005 as an experience hire.  He led tax provision review for IPO audit and/or statutory audit for Bank of Communications, Bank of Nanjing, Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank, Huishang Bank and China Pacific Insurance Company.  He also provided tax compliance and advisory services for banks, financial leasing companies and insurance companies.

Starting from 2008, he focused on M&A deal management, including tax due diligence, pre-deal restructuring, deal structuring, negotiation support and post-deal integration.  He participated in a big number of domestic and cross-border M&A deals and joint venture formation, such as Citigroup’s investment in Guangdong Development Bank, CITIC Capital’s investment in Harbin Bank, Shanghai Industrial Holding Limited’s acquisition of Neo China Land Group, Zoomlion’s setup of industrial park in Belarus, MLS’s acquisition of lighting business from Osram,  General Motor’s light-duty truck joint venture with FAW, Johnson Control’s car interior joint venture with Yanfeng, and etc.. 。

He came to join Guangzhou branch in 2016 with client portfolio mainly headquartered in southern China, including real estate leading players, such as Evergrande and R&F, as well as many companies in other industry sectors.  He helps clients in dealing with the increasingly challenging tax compliance environment and provides tax advisory for operation in various capital markets. 

Besides, Gang has been studying taxation in the area of Public and Private Partnership (PPP) since 2014.  He is an external expert retained in talent pool by the PPP Center of the Ministry of Finance.  He was invited to lecture on taxation topics in training course jointly hosted by the PPP Center and Asia Development Bank.  He also participated in the evaluation and selection of nation-wide PPP demonstration projects (the 3rd lot) sponsored by the Ministry of Finance.  Apart from helping clients, either government or private sector investors, solve tax problems in PPP projects, he has also been arduously advocating a better tax regime for this area by providing the PPP Center and the Department of Taxation of the Ministry of Finance with his study outcome and advice.

Gang is fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of The China Certified Tax Agents Association.