Anthony Tan joins Mazars from Deloitte to lead development of Mainland China tax practice
Mazars Greater China is strengthening its tax team with the arrival of Anthony Tam, who will be in charge of developing the tax practice in Mainland China. Anthony has more than 20 years of professional experience in international taxation as well as Hong Kong and China tax, specializing M&A and transfer pricing.
Prior to joining Mazars, Anthony was a Tax Partner at the Canadian practice of Deloitte before he was transferred to the Hong Kong practice in the late 90’s, eventually becoming the Deputy Tax Managing Partner of that firm’s Southern China tax practice (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen). He has an extensive experience in cross-border M&A projects in the Asian Pacific region including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Philippine and India.
Anthony has a proven track record in transfer pricing in China, he was the advisor to two Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (“BAPA”): one of which is a complicated agreement involving export and domestic sales and payment of royalty. Both BAPAs were with Japan.
He received his post-graduate education in Ontario, Canada. As a tax specialist, Anthony has been involved in teaching. He was a lecturer of the in-depth tax course of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the only in-depth tax course offered in Canada, and also at the Faculty of Commerce of the University of Toronto. His personal commitment to educating the next generation of tax advisors has not weakened over the years; he now gives China taxation lectures at the Tax Academy of Singapore, a tax school run by the Singapore Tax Authority, and is one of the two course directors of the Advanced Diploma in Taxation offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, (“HKICPA”), which covers Hong Kong, China as well as international taxation. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Tax Faculty of the HKICPA.
Anthony holds an MBA from the University of Toronto (Canada) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Ontario (Canada) and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute