David is a partner in the firm’s Tax practice and has over 28 years of tax experience, more than 20 of which have been in the Singapore and South East Asian tax and business environment. He has spent most of his time dealing with international advisory work across a whole spectrum of industries, including energy, communications, construction, shipping, real estate, banking and insurance.
David specialises in the Financial Services sector covering, banking and capital markets, securities companies, asset and structured finance, venture capital, private equity and real estate fund projects. He works closely with the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, and Banking and Capital Markets teams in this regard. He heads up the firm’s technical and training department, and is the author of the Singapore volume of CCH’s Tax Practice and Compliance in Asia. He regularly contributes articles to technical publications and the press, and has appeared on radio and TV on numerous occasions.
A graduate of Cambridge University, David spent his formative years with PwC London, initially in audit before making a move to the tax department in 1983. He then spent two years with the firm in Melbourne, Australia before migrating to Singapore in 1991. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.