Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is charged with representing the SVCA in front of relevant government agencies with a view to positively influencing the development of laws, regulations and policies that are relevant to the private capital industry in Singapore.  The Advocacy Committee was involved in the formulation of the Venture Manager regime, the creation of the Variable Capital Company, and the expansion of several fund-related tax incentive schemes.  We are currently consulting with ACRA, MAS and IRAS on the proposed revisions to Singapore’s limited partnership laws and further enhanced tax schemes. 


Chris Flosi, General Counsel, Northstar Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Chairman)
Wayne Palmer, COO and Head of Strategy, Pierfront Capital Fund Management Pte. Ltd.
Philippa Allen, Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance, APAC, IQEQ.
Anulekha Samant, Tax Partner, KPMG Services Pte. Ltd.
Jason Eng, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Joel Seow, Partner, Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Joanna Yau, Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance (Asia Pacific), Carlyle
Trinnie So, Director, Compliance and Government & Public Affairs – Asia, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Asia) Limited
Desmond Teo, Asia Pacific Family Enterprise Leader, Ernst & Young
Divya Thakur, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ho Han Ming, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Stephen Lam, General Counsel, SoftBank Group International