Darianne studied for her Bachelor of Laws in King’s College London and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2012. Prior to joining Ong Sim Ho LLC, she was an associate with the Tax and Private Client Services Team at Drew & Napier LLC. She is also a graduate of the Advance Tax Programme conducted by the Tax Academy of Singapore.
Darianne specialises in tax and wealth management. She advises corporates and individuals on all areas of taxation, including both direct and indirect taxation, with a special emphasis on dispute resolution, enterprise tax risk management and tax audit and investigation work. Another area of expertise that she has lies in advising high net worth families in the region on issues relating to estate and succession planning, asset preservation and provision for minors and descendants, including, guiding clients in their navigation of complex local tax and legal considerations in the course of their multijurisdictional planning.
Practice has taught Darianne that it pays to be an eternal optimist – that is to say, she spends what feels like an eternity of hours in the hopes of optimising the position of her clients, including what would appear to be the most dismal of cases.
• Co-author, Singapore Chapter, Chambers Global Practice Guides on Private Wealth 2019
• Contributor, Vol 16(2), Revenue and Taxation: Income Tax, Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (LexisNexis Singapore, 2017)