Jaclyn Ho

Jaclyn Ho

Local Principal
Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Jaclyn has over 10 years of experience and specialises in solving the tax needs of multinational corporations and Singapore-headquartered companies across various industries globally and regionally. 

She is adept at complex tax transformations to help clients unlock and maximise long term value, and achieve sustainable and tangible benefits, in tandem with business current and target operating models.

Jaclyn has extensive and deep experience in unlocking corporate synergies across the spectrum of tax-related services that Baker & McKenzie offers. Whether it is an international tax issue, restructuring strategies and implementation, intellectual property planning, M&A, or tax incentive negotiations with the relevant authorities, Jaclyn is a trusted advisor to her clients with her practical, sophisticated, innovative, and tailored solutions.

Practice Focus

Jaclyn focuses on international taxation, cross-border taxation, group and business restructuring, transfer taxes and mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a global multinational manufacturing company on how the changes in tax regimes would affect the effective tax rates both in Singapore, and globally, and recommending possible options for the client to manage the impact arising from the proposed changes. The subsequent implementation of the restructuring involved considering the various novel and untested provisions in the Singapore tax legislation, and engaging the relevant government agencies. The value of the assets involved in this restructuring is in excess of USD 10 billion.
  • Advising a global multinational software company on the tax implications of the restructuring of its operations in Singapore from a licensed distributor to a routine distributor. This involved complex tax issues involving Singapore withholding tax, specifically where it relates to the distribution of products such as software, and services delivered through the internet (e.g., software as a service).
  • Advising a global multinational technology company on the reorganisation of its intellectual property holding structure, including considering an advanced pricing arrangement. The total value of the intellectual property involved in the reorganisation is in excess of USD 30 billion.
  • Providing advice on the restructuring of the Singapore and global operations of a multinational manufacturing company, and involved intellectual property rights in excess of USD 25 billion. This involved preparing written submissions on various untested tax provisions and obtaining confirmation from the tax authorities on the proper tax treatment of certain transactions.
  • Advising a leading operator of an online marketplace on the direct and indirect tax implications of the potential expansion of its new business line, and the identification and mitigation of its permanent establishment risks across thirteen jurisdictions.
  • Advising a global multinational manufacturing company on the potential options to rationalise its existing corporate structure, including the use of the novel re-domiciliation regime in Singapore.
  • Advising a luxury cosmetics company on the reorganisation of its global corporate structure.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Education

  • Singapore Management University (Bachelor of Accountancy Major in Law)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin