Having practised tax for over 23 years, Wee Hwee has extensive experience in structuring single country and multiple jurisdictional funds with an Asian focus, both close-ended and open-ended, listed and unlisted, and across various alternative asset classes including real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy, private equity, venture capitalist, hedge funds, crypto currency and debt. He has expertise in fund formations and is also familiar with fund platforms in Singapore, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands, Labuan, etc., as well as tax efficient divestment planning opportunities for funds with multiple exit strategies (be it trade sale, conversion to income producing funds or IPO exit). He is also an expert in structuring carried interest from both a corporate and personal tax perspective.
Wee Hwee has assisted many Singapore and foreign investors to structure their Singapore real estate investments (both asset and share deals) in a tax efficient manner across various asset classes, ranging from hotels, office, retail mall, residential, data centres, healthcare properties to student housing.
With a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and as an Accredited Tax Advisor with the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals, Wee Hwee is regularly called upon to share his expertise at workshops organised by the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and the Real Estate Development Association of Singapore. He is an instructor for the Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance, a course conducted by APREA, and the NUS Graduate Certificate in Real Estate. Wee Hwee works closely with the Singapore Exchange to promote REIT and Business Trust listings in Singapore and has spoken on fund and real estate tax topics at various conferences in Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and Jakarta.