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Anthony Zhang

Associate
+86.21.2211.2088
Fax +86.21.3251.8918
Mr. Zhang is an associate in the firm’s Shanghai office where he focuses his practice on tax law.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zhang worked as a tax associate for several years at an international law firm in Shanghai. In addition, he worked as a senior tax consultant for an international accounting firm.

Additional Information

  • Member of the PRC Certified Public Accountant
  • Assisted clients to reorganize their operational structures in China from a legal and tax perspective, recommended the best structure to implement their restructuring projects, provided suggestions and action plans for mitigating the risks and costs, addressed legal and financial implications for a different holding structure, and drafted the main legal documents to support the reorganization. 
  • Advised clients on the tax structure of their business model and inter-company contractual arrangement to minimize their tax and administrative costs under the VAT reform regime, assessed the permanent establishment exposure associated with the clients business structure and recommended ways to mitigate such exposures.
  • Participated in an investigation of the feasibility of transferring equity in an offshore entity to a People's Republic of China (PRC) partner, analyzed the PRC tax implications and identification of the key tax exposures, and reviewed the tax implications of a different offshore intermediate holding company structure of an outbound investment by a PRC fund.
  • Conducted a comprehensive study on the PRC legal requirement and steps to make offshore renminbi (RMB) proceeds available to finance the PRC projects, and provided detailed data analysis to identify the financing capacity of PRC entities.
  • Analyzed RMB fund structure and stock company conversion, addressed corporate income tax (CIT) 'look through' implications for partnership and individual income tax (IIT) leakage on share incentive arrangement.
  • Participated in several tax forensic/audit projects and prepared tax FIN-48 analysis reports.