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20220913 Risks of sale and purchase of properties by way of transfer of shares

Programme Code:
13 September 2022 (Tuesday)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mr Wilson Cheng, Partner, Greater China Tax Controversy Co-Leader, EY

Live webinar
Proficiency Level:
Intermediate Level
$150 – $200
CPD Hours:
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Application Form:
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Sale and purchase of properties is a usual business activity in Hong Kong. It is not uncommon that an arrangement would be set up for the sale and purchase of properties by way of transfer of shares (“the Property Transfer Arrangement”). How the arrangement shall be subject to Stamp Duty? Are there any risks and consequences laid behind this arrangement?

The purpose of this seminar is to enhance your understanding on the Stamp Duty exposure and bring you insights on the potential tax risks of the Property Transfer Arrangement. We will also explore the approaches to prevent and manage the related tax controversy risks.

Content outline

1. An overview of the Property Transfer Arrangement

2. An analysis of the tax implications and other considerations on the Property Transfer Arrangement

3. The potential tax risks and mitigation methods under the Property Transfer Arrangement

4. Q&A session

Speaker Profile

Wilson is a Partner of Hong Kong Business Tax Services in EY and also the Greater China Tax Controversy Co-Leader and Hong Kong Tax Controversy Leader, with 20 years of Hong Kong corporate tax and transaction tax experiences. He provides tax advisory and compliance services to conglomerates, listed companies as well as US and European-based multinational corporations.

His tax experiences include group structure rationalization, tax due diligence review, pre-acquisition tax structuring advice, cross-border transaction planning and compliance, IPO review and restructuring as well as tax accounting advice. He has extensive experience in dealing with Hong Kong tax authorities, for example, assisting corporations in settling pro-longed tax disputes on contentious tax issues. More recently, he advised his clients on tax efficient procurement model and structure, withholding tax planning, as well as the application of tax resident certificate for tax treaties between Hong Kong and overseas jurisdictions.

Wilson regularly contributes tax technical articles to newspapers and technical journals and is a frequent speaker at tax seminars organized by various professional bodies in Hong Kong. He also serves as the Committee Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Hong Kong from 2018/19 onwards and is the co-chairman of the taxation sub-committee of ACCA Hong Kong. From 2012/13 to 2015/16, he was the Council Member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and was the founding organizer of CTA Conference in Hong Kong.