Founded in 1994, Tan Peng Chin LLC is today a full-service law firm which undertakes substantial regional and cross-border work. Our areas of expertise range from banking and finance, conveyancing, employment law, intellectual property, technology, franchising, competition law, litigation, insolvency to medical negligence.

We have about 28 lawyers, each with his or her own colourful background. Some joined us as pupils and now lead Departments or Practice Groups. Others joined us after gaining experience in well-known foreign and local firms e.g. Freshfields, Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Drew & Napier, Allen & Gledhill, Lee & Lee, Rodyk and Davidson and Rajah & Tann.

The spectrum of our clients is just as varied. We provide legal services to local and global banks and financial institutions, Singapore companies, multinational corporations and individuals, some of whom started dealing with our lawyers even before Tan Peng Chin LLC was established.

Several of our lawyers have been admitted in other jurisdictions. Our lawyers are also conversant in English, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Nepali and Malay.

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Demystifying Tax Avoidance
This update comments on an article published by the Straits Times on 15 October 2018 on tax avoidance. Our tax consultant, Liu Hern Kuan and associate Vincent Ooi comment generally that a taxpayer must have a main (and not secondary) purpose of tax avoidance before tax avoidance may be found under the law. Simply because a taxpayer’s arrangement is similar to the examples set out in the article would not mean that he engaged in tax avoidance if the taxpayer did not have the main purpose of tax avoidance in setting up the arrangement.

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Providing Professional Services through a Company
This update describes the circumstances under which the Comptroller may regard a company providing professional services as a tax avoidance arrangement, and the tax implications that follow.

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Remission of Stamp Duties for Sale of Shares
On 10 April 2018, new rules were passed to provide for remission of stamp duties for the sale of shares. Remission is now available for stamp duties paid on:

1) agreements for the sale of shares not subject to Additional Conveyance Duties;

2) agreements for the sale of scripless shares; and

3) aborted agreements to transfer shares.

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TPC Law strengthens tax law practice
A co-published article between the Singapore Business Review and our firm entitled, “TPC Law strengthens tax law practice” was published in the January 2018 issue of the Singapore Business Review.

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Case of Taxation of Gains from Sale of Shares
Our tax consultant, Mr Liu Hern Kuan, won a client’s case against the Singapore Comptroller of Income Tax. In this case, Mr Liu argued successfully that gains or profits made by the client from the purchase and sale of shares should not be subject to income tax.

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Perspectives in a Changing Legal Landscape
A co-published article between the Singapore Business Review and our firm entitled, "Perspectives in a Changing Legal Landscape" was published in the 31 May 2011 issue of the Singapore Business Review.

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International Promotion of Singapore Law
Tan Peng Chin LLC is pleased to announce its support of the International Promotion of Singapore Law Committee (the Committee) which aims to increase the profile of Singapore Law and its promotion of Singapore as a venue for dispute resolution. The Committee which has been formed by the Singapore Academy of Law hopes to develop Singapore as a legal services hub by encouraging businesses to use Singapore Law to govern their contractual relationships and to bring their disputes for resolution in Singapore. To find out more about the Committee and its aims and objectives, please visit the Committee's website here.

Certificate of Deposit Programme

In May 2011, Wong Liang Kok, Sim Lin Piah and Terri Lim acted for China Construction Bank Corporation, Singapore Branch, in the establishment of its US$500,000,000 Certificate of Deposit Programme. To speak with someone about certificate of deposit programmes or other debt issuances or to enquire about this deal, please contact Wong Liang Kok or Sim Lin Piah.

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Singapore Law: An Introduction

The Origins of Singapore Law and the Singapore Legal System.


Singapore: 1960s

Some past memories of Singapore.

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