Tax Law + International Trade Transfer Pricing & Customs Duties in the Post COVID-19 World :
Is it “Business as Usual” or is New Wisdom Required?

Thursday, April 25
Location (Room)
Le météore

In the post COVID-19 environment, how are the revenue authorities in the Asia Pacific responding to, and dealing with, the challenges posed by the pricing of cross-border supplies of goods and services between related corporations? Is it simply “business as usual” in the New World for lawyers advising their clients on transfer pricing and customs, or is New Wisdom required? The panel of tax, customs and trade lawyers will discuss recent developments in their jurisdictions and the implications for cross-border trade and investment



Liyao Wang

Liyao specializes in Australian and Chinese Taxation, Commercial & Corporate Law, Cross-border Investment, Litigation, Migration and Chinese legal matters generally.

Liyao is head of Finlaysons’ China Business and Migration practice and is also co-author with Michael Butler of the Australian Country Chapters for “Transfer Pricing” and “Permanent Establishment” with the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).

Note: The IBFD, established in 1938, is the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation and is the home of international taxation, which tax practitioners from all over the world rely on for high-quality independent tax knowledge and research.

Liyao was born and grew up in China and received her education from primary school to post-graduate university in China. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (International Economic Law) from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Master of Laws (Economic Law) at Yunnan University, and later commenced a Doctorate of Civil Law at University of Munich.

Liyao then studied law in Australia, and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Because Liyao grew up and was educated in China and Germany, and has also studied law in Australia, Liyao understands both the civil law and common law systems. Liyao is therefore uniquely placed to provide legal and commercial advice to clients.

Note: Finlaysons is a large Australian commercial law firm established in 1850 and has a history of more than 170 years. It is also the leading law firm in South Australia and the Northern Territory.



Jeffrey Snyder

Jeff Snyder is a partner in the Washington office of Crowell & Moring LLP. Since 1986, Jeff's practice has concentrated on the U.S. regulation of international trade, including export controls and sanctions laws. Jeff began his legal career at Graham & James (1986-1998).

He is ranked and recognized as a leading international trade lawyer, based on extensive client interviews and peer votes, in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Super Lawyers, and Expert Guides. Jeff has also been consistently recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

Jeff served as the jurisdictional council member (JCM) for the United States and served as co-chair of the IPBA's International Trade Committee from 2010-2014; he remains a member of the Advisory Committee.

He is also the general editor of the Kluwer Law International publication, the Global Trade and Customs Journal. Jeff is a member of the WCO PICARD Scientific Committee.



Nazly Parlindungan Siregar

Nazly boasts almost 25 years of experience in International Tax and International Trade, specialising in Cross-border M&A, Business Model Optimisation, and International Tax Advisory. She guides both inbound MNCs in Indonesia and outbound Indonesian companies.

Formerly with Big Four firms globally, Nazly's international tax and international trade partnership in Jakarta reflects her diverse expertise. She's a sought-after speaker on emerging tax and trade issues, collaborating with both the Directorate General of Taxation and Directorate General of Customs and Excise Tax.

Nazly aids project finance firms, facilitates contracts, joint ventures, and advises on various projects. Additionally, she serves as a non-executive independent director and audit committee chair for top US and Japanese insurance and asset management companies.



Jorge Mayora

Jorge joined Allende & Brea in 1997 and became a partner in 2011.

His practice includes a broad range of matters including banking and financial law in general and has advised a variety of financial institutions on all aspects of lending, including short-, medium-, and long-term loans, derivative transactions, structured and other commercial lending transactions and other various collateral structures. He also represented issuers in local and international offerings involving the registration with multiple securities regulators. Jorge also advised local and foreign banks on regulatory and foreign exchange issues with the Argentine Central Bank, and he regularly advises clients on foreign exchange controls in the context of cross border trade issues.

He has been cited as a leading practitioner in Banking & Finance law by, among others, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 Latin America and International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000).

During 2007 and 2008 he worked as an International Associate at the New York office of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP., working in the Latin-American practice group whereby he participated in several securities offerings and financing transactions.

He is a member of the Banking Lawyers Committee of Argentina and of the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association.



Yiping Chen

Attorney Chen Yiping has practiced law service since 1995 in Wuxi and established Ruilai Law Firm in 2006; Attorney Chen Yiping is now the Director of the Firm, the Deputy Chairman of Wuxi Bar Association and the Deputy Director of Foreign-Related legal service committee of All China Lawyers Association ("ACLA"). Attorney Chen earned a LL.M degree from Nanjing University in China and MBA degree from Brennan Business School at Dominican University in Chicago. Attorney Chen specializes in Funds, Dispute resolution and tax law related with High Tech Enterprises in China.



Conchi Bargallo Garcia

Currently based in Barcelona, Spain, Conchi Bargalló is a senior lawyer at Cuatrecasas.

She specializes in advising multinational groups on tax matters, with extensive experience in cross-border transactions, business restructuring and transfer pricing, as well as in tax audit procedures and in negotiating with the Spanish tax authorities.



Siong Sie Khong

Siong Sie is a chartered accountant and tax specialist with a proven track record of resolving disputes with tax authorities skillfully. Siong Sie has advised or represented local and international clients of various industries on all tax and international trade aspects. He is ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024 and recognized in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 for Tax in Malaysia. He also acts for the Malaysia Competition Commission in competition matters.

Before joining the legal practice, he was a treasury manager cum in-house counsel for Tesco Malaysia, auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kuala Lumpur and tax practitioner with a boutique tax firm.



Reena Asthana Khair

Ms. Reena Khair holds more than 28 years of work experience with specialization in the areas of international trade and indirect taxation. She represents clients regularly before Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and Tribunals. She has more than 300 reported cases argued by her.

She regularly advises multinationals, public sector undertakings, and companies on various issues relating to transaction structuring and tax optimisation. She also takes up pro bono matters for individuals and small-scale industries. She has been consistently recognised as a leading individual by various international publications including Chambers and Partners, IBLJ and Forbes.



Michael Butler

Michael Butler is Head Partner of Finlaysons Tax & Revenue Group.

Michael advises domestic and foreign clients on federal, international and state tax matters, including corporate restructurings, cross-border investment, property & wine taxation, superannuation, trusts, and estate & succession planning.

Michael is a past Chair of Tax Institute’s SA State Council and IPBA’s Tax Law Committee. He is currently IPBA Jurisdictional Council Member—Australia.

Michael has been recognized in Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers Australia as a Leading Tax & Superannuation Lawyer, including “Pre-Eminent Tax Lawyer—South Australia 2018”, “Adelaide Lawyer of the Year—Trust and Estates 2022” and “Adelaide Lawyer of the Year—Superannuation Law 2021.”