Associate (Private Client & Tax)

Type

Permanent - Full Time

Location

Singapore

Job Role

Private Client and Tax



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About Withers KhattarWong LLP

Withers KhattarWong LLP is amongst the largest international law firms in Singapore. We are a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents in 18 offices.

Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. As our client, you will receive quality advice on diverse legal and tax issues through the services of one law firm with a single communication.

Internationally, we have made a reputation for ourselves as the leading law firm for private capital; our clients include public and private companies founded by successful families, MNCs, financial institutions, international brands, family offices and HNWIs, charities and not-for-profit organisations, amongst others. We pride ourselves for our role in helping our clients achieve success.

The department

This practice provides sophisticated tax and legal advice to the world’s most successful people, from aristocracy to first, second and third generation entrepreneurs, industrialists, senior executives, celebrities, artists, philanthropists and other prominent figures.  With more wealth planning lawyers worldwide the firm has one of the, if not the, largest and most comprehensive private client practices in the world.

Our team is an integral part of our large wealth planning practice. Our approach is client centric and aims to provide a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach whether in the realm of tax and/or legal advice. Our role often involves structuring our clients' business affairs and family investments, investing in financial products, using trusts and other vehicles to structure investments, dealing with tax issues and legal planning arising from a myriad of events including but not limited to inbound and outbound investments, family migration, exit of investments or business, liquidity events and inheritance.

The role

The role is focused on advising and assisting an exceptional client base of ultra and high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and their families, family offices, trusts, ownership structures and philanthropic endeavours both locally and internationally. The role will involve:

  • Private client services, including tax advice, succession planning, trusts and estate administration
  • Tax structuring of cross border investments
  • Funds tax structuring
  • Advising on international tax matters and application of tax treaties
  • Immigration and tax residency advice
  • Advice establishing non-profit or charity organisations and philanthropic giving
  • Assisting on client files

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Our approach adds significant value to our clients’ personal and business interests.  As a result, you will get to work with a variety of clients, across a wide range of industry sectors, from large multinational companies to entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.   This variety of work means you will gain broad and in-depth knowledge of business. As well as providing coaching in key financial, business, consulting and legal skills. We will also give you all the support you need to gain valuable professional qualifications if you are not yet qualified.

Given our multi-disciplinary approach in providing our clients with solutions, you will also get to collaborate with colleagues with an exceptional wealth of experience both in the Singapore office and other offices, and other practice groups.

Key skills and experience

  • NQ - 2 years PQE
  • Tax module studied at Law School is desirable
  • Admitted to practice in Singapore or in the process of qualifying to be admitted as such
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong commercial awareness and financial aptitude
  • Analytical, organised and able to exercise initiative

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withers KhattarWong LLP endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withers KhattarWong LLP operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withers KhattarWong LLP to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.



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