Darren Bowdern

Head of Alternative Investments / Head of Asset Management Tax, ASPAC

KPMG in China

Darren is a partner in KPMG’s Hong Kong Tax practice. He has more than 20 years’ experience serving institutions in the healthcare, insurance, private equity and financial services sectors in Hong Kong.

Darren has been involved in developing appropriate structures for investing in the Asia Pacific region, conducting tax and financial due diligence reviews in connection with M&A transactions, and advising on cross-border transactions. Many of these projects comprise tax effective regional planning, including the consideration of direct and indirect taxes, capital and stamp duties, withholding taxes, and the effective use of double taxation agreements. He also advises clients in a wide range of industries on establishing direct investment, private equity and other investment funds in Hong Kong.

Areas of expertise
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive Asset Management Financial Services Healthcare Indirect Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Private Equity Tax
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Member of Technical Committee, HKVCA

  • Member of AIMA

  • Chair of the Finance, Legal and Tax Committee, AustCham

  • Deputy Chair of AustCham

  • Fellow of HKICPA

  • Member of CA ANZ