About Vincent OOI
Tax Law Academic
Vincent is a Lecturer of Law at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University and Specialist Counsel at Legal Ink LLC. His research interests broadly lie in the intersection between tax and private law, with particular interests in beneficial ownership. Vincent was previously Law Supervisor at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and has held research positions at all three law schools in Singapore (SMU, NUS, and SUSS). He has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions such as the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and is regularly invited to speak at various conferences and seminars. Vincent was previously Deputy Head of Tax at a Singapore law firm and still regularly consults for law firms as a locum solicitor and other organisations on tax matters. Vincent was Co-Chair of the 2022 SMU IFA David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Conference.
Vincent’s research has been published in over 40 academic articles and book chapters, and his works include a textbook on Singapore Trusts Law and both Tax Law volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. His work has been cited more than 100 times, including by several leading English and Singapore law texts, the judiciary, and leading organisations such as the UNCITRAL. Vincent is currently reading for a PhD in Tax Law at Downing College, Cambridge, courtesy of an MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship. He read for his undergraduate law degree at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated with double first class honours, and as the top law student in Trinity College, Mowat Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal. Vincent has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association’s Best Tax Research Paper Prize and the Tax Academy of Singapore Research Grant.
Vincent’s practice focuses on tax and trusts, subjects which he teaches in his full-time role at SMU. His tax practice spans the full range of contentious and advisory tax matters, while his private wealth practice focuses on bespoke wealth and succession planning. Vincent seamlessly blends perspectives from these two practice areas in his structuring and legal advice. His experience with tax dispute resolution informs his advisory work and he is able to stand by his legal opinions, advocating for his clients before the Revenue and all levels of courts in Singapore.