Hong Kong Business Specialist

Mr. Kenneth advises on tax considerations with respect to doing business or investing in Asia involving Hong Kong.  Conversely, he also advises Asian entrepreneurs and investors in respect of entering Western countries.

Typically, Kenneth applies a solutions-based approach in providing advice to clients.  His international tax planning experience includes a broad range of matters for both corporate and private wealth clients, including but not limited to investment funds, wealth management, estate planning, M&A, joint-ventures, finance, intellectual property and licensing, real estate, employment, e-commerce and supply-chain management, usually in a cross-border context.  In addition to advising corporates and high-net-worth individuals, he has considerable experience in negotiations on advance rulings, tax investigations and disputes with tax authorities.

Previously, Kenneth worked for corporate law firms and international tax departments of ‘big four’ accountancy firms in Hong Kong and the Netherlands including a secondment to the United States. Before relocating to Hong Kong in early 2011, he worked as a tax lawyer in the Netherlands where he developed a particular interest and experience in tax structuring with respect to Western and Asian inbound and outbound transactions.

Kenneth is the author of IBFD’s Hong Kong chapter of ‘Investment Funds and Private Equity’, and a regular contributor to their publications on international tax matters. He graduated at Tilburg University with LL.M. degrees in both tax law and civil law in 2005, respectively, 2006. Subsequently, he qualified with the Netherlands Association of Tax Advisors (‘Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs’).  He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association.

In addition to fluency in English and Cantonese, Kenneth is also a native Dutch speaker.