Tax Strategies for Investing and Structuring into Asia-Pacific – Use of Hong Kong and Singapore as Regional Holding Companies

Investing into the Asia-Pacific region requires looking into numerous structuring aspects, such as access to tax treaties, capital gains tax and transfer taxes. Additionally, the overall investment structure must consider the various countries the investor is planning to invest and/or operate in, which will invariably entail the use of a holding company. This article focuses on the use of holding companies in tax planning and structuring in the Asia-Pacific region and discusses the growing attractiveness of using Hong Kong and/or Singapore as a regional holding company location.