Yvette Chan
Managing Director
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M&A Tax Practice Leader in Asia
Advised private equity funds and corporates on tax and regulatory issues on cross-border transactions in Asia
Co-authored articles, taught classes, and spoke at seminars on Chinese taxation
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Yvette Chan is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Hong Kong and leads the Asia M&A Tax Advisory Practice within the firm’s Global Transaction Advisory Group. She brings more than 14 years of experience advising on tax and regulatory issues within all aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions in China and Hong Kong. She works with clients in various industries including real estate, financial services, natural resources, infrastructure, consumer and industrial markets, telecommunications, education and healthcare.

Throughout her career, Ms. Chan has advised clients on the tax and financial impacts around transactional deal structuring, the design and implementation of tax effective investment holding and financing structures, and assisted on tax due diligence review, tax modeling review, and transaction documentation review and negotiations. She also helped clients in discussing and negotiating their tax positions with the tax authorities in China and Hong Kong.

In addition, Ms. Chan has advised on a number of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, corporate restructuring, and pre-IPO restructuring projects in China and Hong Kong. She has also assisted Chinese corporates and private equity funds on tax aspects relating to their outbound investments across the globe in Japan, ASEAN countries, Australia, Europe, Israel, the US and Brazil. She has worked with clients in private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and investment banks.

Ms. Chan has co-authored articles on Chinese taxation for International Tax Review, Euromoney, China Tax Intelligence and Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation. In addition, she has taught internal courses and spoken at external seminars on Chinese taxation, particularly in relation to non-resident tax issues for inbound investments, as well as Chinese tax issues and considerations on outbound investments.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Chan spent five years with KPMG in London and nine years in Hong Kong in their tax function, where she most recently served as a Partner in the Deal Advisory M&A Tax team.

Ms. Chan earned a master’s degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Oxford. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the United Kingdom, and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.