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 Blackletter LLC. His research focuses on tax law, with particular interests in crypto tax risks, and attribution by beneficial ownership. Vincent has consulted for the United Nations and World Bank, and continues to contribute as a Participant on the UN Ad Hoc Group on Crypto Taxation. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, been a guest lecturer at leading institutions such as the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and has held research positions at all three law schools in Singapore (SMU, NUS, and SUSS).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 include a textbook on Singapore Trusts Law and both Tax Law volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. His work has been cited a few hundred times, including by several leading English and Singapore law texts, the Singapore High Court, and leading bodies within the United Nations and European Commission. Vincent read for his doctorate in Tax Law at Downing College, Cambridge, courtesy of an MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate law studies 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 actively engages in teaching and research. His tax practice spans the full range of tax law, covering Income Tax (Personal and Corporate), Goods and Services Tax, Stamp Duties, International Tax, and Property Tax. His private wealth practice focuses on bespoke wealth and succession planning, utilising tools such as trusts, will trusts, family offices, insurance, and companies (including VCCs), as appropriate for the particular needs of each client. Vincent seamlessly blends perspectives from these two practice areas in his structuring and legal advice.

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