WHAT’S GOING ON AT OSH?

They say, “No news is good news”. We say, “No news is bad news”. Have a look at the latest happenings at OSH.

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Discharge of over S$4 million in income tax

OSH LLC has successfully secured for a listed REIT the discharge of over $4m in income tax, bringing a welcome resolution to a stand-off with the Comptroller which lasted almost 3 years.   The dispute, which concerned the tax transparency of rental support income received by the industrial REIT, was not without its twists and […]

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Tax evasion charge amended to negligence

OSH has represented and defended a client who faced tax evasion charges, on conviction of which would have resulted in mandatory imprisonment. Following a holistic and detailed review of the circumstances and matters during the relevant period, the team made a submission to the prosecution and was able to persuade them that the omissions of […]

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Offer of composition from Singapore Customs

After a long-drawn investigation, OSH secured a settlement of the matter for the client, a large e-commerce logistics and procurement provider, by way of an offer of composition from the Singapore Customs. When the investigation first commenced via a surprise raid conducted by the Singapore Customs, the directors of the client were potentially faced with […]

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Resolution of income tax and GST audit

The client, a sole proprietor, had been subjected to an Income Tax audit by the Comptroller of Income Tax. The client had allegedly underdeclared his income. The firm was engaged to represent and advice the client towards the end of the income tax audit as the result would potentially give rise to goods and services […]

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Freshly minted!

Meet Emma Gan, our newly minted lawyer! A National University of Singapore law graduate, Emma completed her practice training with OSH and was called to the Singapore bar in August 2018. Congratulations, Emma, and welcome aboard!

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Chambers Global Practice Guides on Private Wealth 2019

Our firm’s Directors, Ong Sim Ho, Yang Shi Yong, and Darianne Lee contributed to the Singapore chapter in the Chambers Global Practice Guides on Private Wealth 2019. The guide is now available online (https://goo.gl/DLBBPq) and for download in a PDF format (https://goo.gl/jk1Dte). Ong Sim Ho LLC private wealth practice offers expertise in holistic estate and succession planning and asset […]

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New Director Appointment

ONG SIM HO LLC is delighted to announce that Darianne Lee has been named a Director.

Darianne joined the firm at its inception and since then has handled a wide range of highly complex…

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Sole winner in Taxation as voted for by in-house counsel

OSH emerged as sole winner in the “In-House Community Firm of the Year” Taxation category in the Asian-MENA Counsel Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey. 1,310 in house counsel participated in the In-House Community Firms of the Year survey. The survey provided in-house counsel with an opportunity to recognise the law firms which have made […]

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VRB Appointment

Ong Sim Ho appointed Member of the Valuation Review Board

Ong Sim Ho, Counsel, has been appointed by Second Minster for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong, as Member of the Valuation Review Board. The Valuation Review Board is a tribunal established under Section 23 of the Property Tax Act to adjudicate disputes between taxpayers and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. The Board hears appeals against any […]

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OSH secures GST exempt treatment of overseas card transaction fees

Following legal submissions made by OSH, the Comptroller of GST has agreed that certain fees levied on overseas transactions by Singapore credit and debit cardholders should be treated as GST-exempt. While the Comptroller had not yet taken a formal administrative position on the correct GST treatment for this class of transactions, the tentative view he […]

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Up-and-coming tax and private wealth lawyer joins OSH!

OSH is pleased to announce that Guo Jiawen has joined the firm as Counsel. Prior to joining OSH, Jiawen was a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. Jiawen has worked on various complex estate and succession planning projects for high net worth families in the region. This includes advising families on the establishment […]

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Ong Sim Ho Ranked Band 1

We are pleased to announce that the newly released Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 guide has placed Sim Ho at the highest Band 1 Ranking (together with 2 other practitioners). Having been absent from the ranking for the past 2 years due to transition from his previous firm, Sim Ho is honoured and grateful to be back […]

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