Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua appoints new tax partner

Hong Kong - Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua (“the Firm”) is proud to announce the appointment of William Chan as partner in tax services effective 4 April 2011.

William will be responsible for all tax services after joining the Firm. He has over twenty years of experience in tax services and previously worked with various international accounting firms in the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China. William has also stationed in Shanghai for five years, advising on offshore acquisitions of many domestic companies.

William's expertise is in tax due diligence and transaction-related tax advisory work, including pre-deal structuring and post-deal integration tax services. He also specialises in cross-border tax advisory and has extensive experience in advising on suitable investment structures and vehicles for overseas investors investing in the PRC and for PRC companies expanding overseas.

Daniel Lin, managing partner of Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua, remarked, “The joining of William will strengthen our tax advisory services and help provide more comprehensive and value-added services to our clients. His professional experience in cross-border tax advisory will definitely assist our clients in meeting the requirements in different tax regimes.”

“The appointment of new partners is only part of our growth strategy, which will be supplemented by recruitment initiatives as well as merger and acquisition opportunities,” emphasised Daniel Lin.