Ong Sim Ho, Director, continues to be ranked Band 1 in the newly released 2019 Edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, while the firm moved up the ranks from Other Noted Firm to Band 2.
Chambers Asia-Pacific notes that:
“Ong Sim Ho wins a lot of praise for his flexible approach and depth of knowledge in the tax area, with one client emphasising: ‘The most important thing is his technical understanding and how creative he is. No one in Singapore can cut through the issues like him. He is very, very strong.’ He is regarded as the leading expert for tax dispute cases and is frequently instructed on high stake litigations.”
The following are comments from the guide about the firm…
“The practice also wins particular acclaim for its creative yet pragmatic approach. One source enthuses: ‘They think out of the box for solutions, their creative solutions are part of what differentiates the team. Engagements start with the client articulating the commercial position and the current tax consequence. This is followed by creative input from the team on the right tax positions and clarifications on the commercial position. The ability to start with a ‘clean sheet of paper’ gives them an edge.’ “
“Market sources also highlight the team’s in-depth understanding of the market, with one interviewee saying: ‘They have deep understanding of the tax authorities and how the system works and how to approach matters.’ ”
View rankings on the Chamber’s website.