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Partner, PwC Hong Kong
Kenneth is a tax partner of PwC Hong Kong and is the leader of the Hong Kong tax controversy services (HK TCS) practice. He has 25 years of experience in tax consulting and is specialised in helping clients resolve complex tax controversial issues with the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD).
Kenneth has significant HK TCS experience and successfully helped many multinational and listed companies settle tax disputes and Board of Review cases with different Technical Units within the IRD, including Appeals, Field Audit & Investigation, Tax Treaty, etc, on various technical issues like tax / stamp study exemption claims, offshore claims, tax anti-avoidance, complex cross-border tax issues involving tax treaties between the IRD and overseas tax authorities.
Kenneth is also a tax partner in the International Tax and M&A Tax group advising clients on cross border tax planning and tax due diligence. In 2006, he was seconded to PwC Belgium to promote Hong Kong’s first comprehensive tax treaty with Belgium and help European clients set up tax efficient structures for investments into Asia, especially China.
His clients include global MNCs, Hong Kong listed companies and Chinese enterprises mainly in the consumer and industrial products, real estates, retailing and technology industries as well as NGOs.
Kenneth made regular contributions to the government and IRD through his external duties. In 2016, in the capacity of the Co-Chairman of the Tax Sub-committee of ACCA HK, he made budget submissions to HK Government including recommendations to improve the HK tax systems. He has also attended the Finance Committee meeting in the Legislative Council to comment on certain draft tax bills.
Kenneth is a regular speaker in various tax events organised by HKICPA, ACCA, SCAA, CCH and CPA Australia. In April 2015, he spoke together with the Deputy Commissioner of the China State Administration of Taxation and the Commissioner of the IRD on BEPS development in China and Hong Kong.
Kenneth is Past Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Past President of Institute of Accountants Exchange, Hong Kong Certified Tax Adviser, a Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.