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Vincent is a Lecturer of Law at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University. He was previously Law Supervisor at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and has held research positions at all three law schools in Singapore (SMU, NUS, and SUSS). Vincent was previously Deputy Head of Tax at a Singapore law firm and still regularly consults for law firms and other organisations on tax matters. He was Co-Chair of the 2022 SMU IFA David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Conference.

Vincent’s research has been published in leading journals such as the Law Quarterly Review, Journal of Business Law, Australian Tax Review, eJournal of Tax Research, and Revenue Law Journal. His books include: 1) Singapore Trusts Law (2021); and 2) Halsbury's Laws of Singapore (Income Tax and Other Taxes) (2020 and 2018 respectively). Vincent has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association’s Best Tax Research Paper Prize and the Tax Academy of Singapore Research Grant. His work has been cited by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), in leading English Law texts such as Hanbury & Martin: Modern Equity; Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence; and JC Smith’s The Law of Contract; and in Singapore Law texts such as Contract Law in Singapore; Law and Technology: The Practice and Content of Law in Singapore; and The Law of Contract in Singapore.

Vincent is currently reading for a PhD in Tax Law at Downing College, Cambridge, courtesy of an MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship. He read for his undergraduate law degree at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated with double first class honours, and as the top law student in Trinity College, Mowat Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal.

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Publications

 

Books

Singapore Trusts Law (with Christopher Hare) (LexisNexis, 2021)

Co-Author/s:
Christopher Hare
Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Aug 2021

Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Vol 16(2): Revenue and Taxation- Income Tax) (with Liu Hern Kuan) (LexisNexis, 2020)

Co-Author/s:
Liu Hern Kuan
Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Mar 2020

Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Vol 16: Revenue and Taxation- Other Taxes) (with Ong Ken Loon, Liu Hern Kuan) (eds) (LexisNexis, 2018)

Co-Author/s:
Ong Ken Loon, Liu Hern Kuan
Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Jan 2018

Articles

"Tax Challenges in Debt Financing Involving Digital Tokens" (2022) Capital Markets Law Journal (Forthcoming)

Citation:
(2022) Capital Markets Law Journal (Forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"Blockchain Land Transfers: Technology, Promises, and Perils" (2022) 45 (105672) Computer Law & Security Review 1-13

Co-Author/s:
Soh Kian Peng and Jerrold Soh
Citation:
(2022) 45 (105672) Computer Law & Security Review 1-13
Published: Mar 2022

"Contracts Formed by Software: An Approach from the Law of Mistake" (2022) Journal of Business Law 97-117

Citation:
(2022) Journal of Business Law 97-117
Published: Jan 2022

"A Framework for Understanding the Taxation of Digital Tokens" (2021) 50(4) Australian Tax Review 260-269

Citation:
(2021) 50(4) Australian Tax Review 260-269
Published: Dec 2021

"The Anti-Money Laundering Framework for Precious Stones and Metals Dealers in Singapore" (2022) Journal of Money Laundering Control (Forthcoming)

Citation:
(2022) Journal of Money Laundering Control (Forthcoming)
Published: Aug 2021

"The Taxation of Cryptocurrency Gains" (2021) 75(7) Bulletin for International Taxation 323-333

Citation:
(2021) 75(7) Bulletin for International Taxation 323-333
Published: Jul 2021

"Adapting Taxation for the Digital Economy in Singapore" (2021) 27(1) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-10

Citation:
(2021) 27(1) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-10
Published: Jun 2021

"Singapore’s Special Insolvency Scheme for Small Companies" (2021) 102(8) Tax Notes International 1053-1055

Co-Author/s:
Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez
Citation:
(2021) 102(8) Tax Notes International 1053-1055
Published: May 2021

"Taxation of Automation and Artificial Intelligence as a Tool of Labour Policy" (2022) 19(2) eJournal of Tax Research 273-303

Co-Author/s:
Glendon Goh
Citation:
(2022) 19(2) eJournal of Tax Research 273-303
Published: Mar 2021

"A New Structuring Option for Funds: The Singapore Variable Capital Company" (2021) 42(5) Company Lawyer 177-184

Citation:
(2021) 42(5) Company Lawyer 177-184
Published: Mar 2021

"Licence to Lock: The Overextension of Technological Protection Measures" (2021) 35(3) International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 270-287

Citation:
(2021) 35(3) International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 270-287
Published: Feb 2021

"Tax Considerations for Funds Structuring in Asia" (2020) 38(1) Journal of Taxation of Investments 49-62

Citation:
(2020) 38(1) Journal of Taxation of Investments 49-62
Published: Dec 2020

"Singapore Property Tax Law as it Stands: The Rebus Sic Stantibus Principle and the Statutory Formula" (2020) 32 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 771-803

Citation:
(2020) 32 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 771-803
Published: Sep 2020

"Tax Implications of Covid-19 in Singapore" (2020) 26(3) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-12

Citation:
(2020) 26(3) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-12
Published: Sep 2020

"The Tax Treatment of Haircuts in Financial Reorganizations" (2020) 26 Revenue Law Journal 1-18

Co-Author/s:
Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez
Citation:
(2020) 26 Revenue Law Journal 1-18
Published: Jul 2020

"The Anti-Avoidance Response to Professionals Incorporating Companies in Singapore" (2020) 26(2) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-9

Citation:
(2020) 26(2) Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin 1-9
Published: Jun 2020

"Taxing All Other Income in Singapore and Malaysia" (2019) 19(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 204-226

Citation:
(2019) 19(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 204-226
Published: Jan 2019

"Proposed Reforms to Singapore’s Goods and Services Tax for the Digital Age" (2019) 93(5) Tax Notes International 521-530

Co-Author/s:
Liu Hern Kuan
Citation:
(2019) 93(5) Tax Notes International 521-530
Published: Jan 2019

"Singapore Company Law and the Economy: Reciprocal Influence over 50 Years" 2019) 27(1) Asia Pacific Law Review 14-38

Co-Author/s:
Tan Cheng Han
Citation:
2019) 27(1) Asia Pacific Law Review 14-38
Published: Jan 2019

"Decisional and Operational Negligence" (2018) 34(4) Journal of Professional Negligence 171-189

Citation:
(2018) 34(4) Journal of Professional Negligence 171-189
Published: Jan 2018

"Stamp Duty Issues in Singapore Corporate Practice" (2018) 30 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 949-977

Citation:
(2018) 30 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 949-977
Published: Jan 2018

"The New Additional Conveyance Duties Regime in the Stamp Duties Act" (2018) 30 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 119-148

Citation:
(2018) 30 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 119-148
Published: Jan 2018

"Redistributive Taxation in the Modern World" (2016) 34 Singapore Law Review 173-218

Citation:
(2016) 34 Singapore Law Review 173-218
Published: Jan 2016

"Considering the Best Interests Test in the Context of Disabilities" (2016) 5 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 67-79

Co-Author/s:
Loh Jia Wei
Citation:
(2016) 5 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 67-79
Published: Jan 2016

"Dividing the Single Indivisible Transaction: Balancing the Interests of Mortgagees and Innocent Occupants" (2015) 4 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 37-52

Citation:
(2015) 4 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 37-52
Published: Jan 2015

"Broad, Inflexible and Redundant?: Fixing The Anti-Avoidance Rule in Section 75A Finance Act 2003" (2015) 4 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 96-111

Citation:
(2015) 4 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 96-111
Published: Jan 2015

Book Chapters

"Family Offices, Private Trust Companies and Trust Integrity Issues: Problems and Solutions" (with Chan Ee Lin) in Richard Nolan, Tang Hang Wu and Yip Man (ed(s)), Trusts and Private Wealth Management: Developments and Directions (CUP, 2022)

Publisher:
CUP
Published Aug 2022

"Trusts Law (18 Chapters)" (with Christopher Hare), Singapore Trusts Law (LexisNexis, 2021)

Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Aug 2021

"Tax Law" in Andrew Phang, Simon Chesterman and Goh Yihan (ed(s)), Law and Technology: The Practice and Content of Law in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2021)

Publisher:
Academy Publishing
Published Aug 2021

"Business Trusts Act (Cap 31A)" in Walter Woon (ed(s)), Woon’s Corporations Law (LexisNexis, 2020)

Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Jun 2020

"Income Tax (14 Chapters)" (with Liu Hern Kuan), Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Vol 16(2): Revenue and Taxation- Income Tax), 2020)

Published Mar 2020

"Business Trusts Act (Cap 31A)" in Walter Woon (ed(s)), Woon’s Corporations Law (LexisNexis, 2018)

Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Jan 2018

"Goods and Services Tax (22 Chapters)" (with Liu Hern Kuan) in Ong Ken Loon, Liu Hern Kuan, Vincent Ooi (ed(s)), Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Vol 16: Revenue and Taxation- Other Taxes) (LexisNexis, 2018)

Publisher:
LexisNexis
Published Jan 2018

Case Notes

Tax Avoidance by Professionals: Where Are We With Wee Teng Yau? (2021) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (Mar) 220-230

Published: Mar 2021

Rethinking Mistake in the Age of Algorithms (2020) 31(3) King’s Law Journal 367-372

Co-Author/s:
Soh Kian Peng
Published: Dec 2020

A Reformulated Test for Unconscionability (2019) 135(3) Law Quarterly Review 400-405

Co-Author/s:
Walter Yong
Published: Jan 2019

Cryptocurrencies and Code before the Courts (2019) 30(3) King’s Law Journal 331-337

Co-Author/s:
Soh Kian Peng
Published: Jan 2019