Member of Corporate and Commercial Department
Areas of Practice: Fund and Fund Management, Foreign Investment, Corporate Secretarial, Company Advisory, Company Regulatory, Immigration Services, Tax.
Shari started her career in the year 2000 as a tax auditor with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. She then spent four years with a major law firm in Singapore prior to joining Kelvin Chia Partnership in 2006.
Shari is actively involved in the firm's tax practice and advises the firm's local and international clients on an array of corporate tax compliance issues and provides guidance in relation to the tax efficient structuring of their investments in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Labuan, the British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Mauritius, Samoa and the Cayman Islands. As part of her practice, she has advised on the tax implications of setting up businesses and carrying out specific business activities in these countries, the availability of tax exemptions and concessions for specified activities, the cross-border tax implications of setting up various corporate structures, the taxability of profit repatriation to parent companies, the tax implications of corporate employee share option schemes, the tax obligations of employers vis-a-vis payments made to their employees whether during the course of employment or upon retrenchment or termination, goods and services tax/value-added tax registration and compliance obligations, personal income tax matters and estate duty matters.
Shari is also part of the firm's corporate secretarial and immigration practice and under this portfolio she works closely with the lawyers in the firm's regional offices to assist clients in setting up business entities and providing on-going corporate secretarial and immigration support for their companies and employees in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Labuan, the British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Mauritius, Samoa, the Cayman Islands and various other offshore jurisdictions.
Shari is also responsible for the administration of several multi-million dollar offshore funds which have investments in Vietnam, Cambodia, and other parts of Asia.