15 September 2021
Singapore

ZICO Insights Law Strengthens Capabilities with New Tax Practice

ZICO Insights Law, the Singapore member firm of the ZICO Law network, is delighted to welcome Hern Kuan Liu into the firm to head its new Tax practice effective as of 1 September 2021. The new practice is a strategic area that will provide clients with a complete service offering for Singapore law.

Hern Kuan is an experienced Tax lawyer in Singapore and has argued several landmark cases before the various tax tribunals and the courts in Singapore. With extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, Hern Kuan was a tax manager in 2 of the Big 4 accounting firms before joining the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), where he served as Chief Legal Officer for over a decade, and headed a tax practice at a major Singapore law firm thereafter. His work primarily involves tax disputes with IRAS though he also advises clients on domestic and international tax planning and structuring, including stamp duty relief. He was recognized by his peers in “The Best Lawyers in Singapore for Tax Law” since 2018 and was awarded “Best Lawyers (Lawyer of the Year) for Tax Law 2021” for Singapore.

The addition of Hern Kuan and his tax team is a wonderful asset for ZICO Insights Law and cements its place as one of the fastest growing law firms in Singapore. The ZICO Insights Law team comprises top-tier directors across a full suite of advisory capabilities across corporate, technology, dispute resolution and now taxation matters. This is a profile that not all Singapore law firms can match. We are proud of how far we have come and how much further we will go.

Announcement

On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to close to 3,200 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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