In March 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore issued a consultation paper relating to the Singapore Variable Capital Company (S-VACC). The S-VACC has generally received positive feedback across the industry and observers anticipate the launch of the new vehicle, which the MAS has indicated to be in Q3/Q4 of 2018. Recent announcements at the Singapore Budget 2018 clarified that existing tax incentives would be extended to the S-VACC and fund managers of an S-VACC. We invite you to join us for a session where we will update you on the latest tax developments, as well as a recap of the key features and “wish-list” for the S-VACC.
5:30pm Networking Drinks
Ho Han Ming, Partner, Sidley Austin
HAN MING HO is a partner and co-head of the firm’s Asia Investment Funds practice and is based in Singapore. He focuses on fund formation of open-ended and close-ended entities and related regulatory matters as well as regularly advises fund managers on the establishment of business operations in Singapore, together with the establishment, structuring and registration of investment funds in Singapore and various other Asia Pacific jurisdictions. In addition, Han Ming’s regulatory experience includes advising compliance and licensing issues relating to securities and financial advisory law as well as liaising regularly with the Singapore regulators. Han Ming has extensive experience counseling clients on the structuring and formation of a broad range of investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, exchange traded funds and other structured financial products. He has advised leading fund sponsors and managers, investment banks, financial institutions, venture capitalists and institutional investors.
Joel Seow, Counsel, Sidley Austin
JOEL SEOW is counsel in the Investment Funds practice in Sidley’s Singapore office. Joel has extensive experience advising sponsors in Asia on the establishment of private investment funds across various asset classes and jurisdictions, with a particular focus on private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and hedge funds. Joel has also worked on various non-traditional private investment fund setups such as fund platform structures, hybrid funds, club deals and open-ended illiquid funds. He has worked with institutional and non-institutional LPs from Asia, Europe and the U.S., including financial institutions, pension funds, corporations, family offices and fund of funds, on their investments into private funds, both as LP counsel and across the table as GP counsel. Apart from transactional work, Joel also advises clients on the licensing and ongoing regulatory requirements of operating a fund management business in Singapore, as well as assisting with the submission of fund management license applications to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
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