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Michael Velten

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Tax Partner & APAC Financial Services Tax Leader

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Michael is a recognised financial services tax expert, and has lectured and published widely on comparative tax and investment law and tax policy in Asia. He is currently a Financial Services Tax Partner with Deloitte Singapore and is the firm’s Asia Pacific Financial Services Tax Leader.

He has 35 years of tax experience; almost 30 years of which have been spent working in Asia having been based in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. Michael started his career in Melbourne; he was a senior associate with a leading Australian law firm. He advises on all areas of financial services tax (including indirect tax, information reporting, M&A tax and transfer pricing). Michael works across all sectors including banking and securities, insurance and investment management.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Michael had held senior tax roles with global financial institutions and leading professional firms in Asia. He has also held academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and National University of Singapore.

He is qualified as both a Solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia) and a Certified Public Accountant (Australia). Michael is an Accredited Tax Adviser: Income Tax and GST (Singapore), a Certified Tax Adviser (Hong Kong) and a Trust and Estate Practitioner. He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, an Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Taxation from the University of Melbourne. He holds a Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New England.

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