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Partner, PwC Hong Kong
John Chan is a PwC Hong Kong Tax Partner with strong expertise in the Insurance and Asset Management industries. He has over 24 years of tax advisory experience having worked in another Big Four accountancy firm, PwC as well as in-house positions in Hong Kong, UK and the USA. Prior to re-joining PwC, he spent over 14 years with a global financial services group with a strong footprint in Asia as Regional Head of Tax, responsible for tax affairs related to insurance and asset management operations in Asia. He advised the board and senior management team on tax matters and recommended mitigation options related to M&A, bancassurance, funds setup, ongoing funds structure tax efficiency, indirect tax, tax audit, etc. He was also responsible for the insurer’s FATCA and CRS compliance programmes.
Since re-joining PwC in 2019, John has been serving a wide range of insurance and asset management clients with international and Mainland China headquarters. He advises them on tax efficient holding structure, M&A due diligence, cross-border tax planning, etc.
John is a key member of PwC’s in-house Greater Bay Area Financial Services Team setting up with the main objective of obtaining timely up-to-date GBA policies and lobbying by connecting with the right stakeholders. John advises his clients on tax matters as part of their feasibility study of setting up business present in GBA.
John was an Executive Committee member of Capital Market Tax Committee (CMTC) and Co-Chairman of the Insurance Sub-Committee of CMTC. John is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs.