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Work +65 6535 0733
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www.drewnapier.com
Drew & Napier LLC, David Chee, Singapore, SINGAPORE

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David Chee

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Work +65 6531 2486
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Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Tax & Private Client Services

Position

Director, Tax & Private Client Services

Career

David is a private client specialist. His principal areas of practice are trusts and estate planning.

He has been in the industry since 2004, having also worked as a legal counsel in trust companies and a wealth planner in private banks. His familiarity with international tax and trust structures, insurance solutions, asset management, and strong network with players within the wealth management industry enables him to provide holistic advice to clients.

David works with and advises clients on all aspects of their estate planning needs, ranging from drafting of wills to complex solutions such as setting up structures that address concerns such as

  • Asset transfers from one generation to another
  • Asset protection and preservation
  • Tax efficiency
  • Family governance
  • Philanthropy
  • Incapacity

David also advises professional trustees on various matters related to trust business. This encompasses areas such as 

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Fiduciary risk and obligations
  • Administration of trusts and estates.

David was involved in advising a prominent Singapore company on the establishment of a philanthropic trust which has, to date, donated more than S$1 billion. He continues to advise the company in connection to the activities of the trust.

Outside the private client arena, David also advises on the use of trusts in corporate and debt restructuring matters.

He is also an active speaker and trainer.

Languages

English

Member

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Education

  • B (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar


Singapore

Private wealth

Within: Private wealth

Drew & Napier LLC's team provides a comprehensive service to high-net-worth and corporate clients, which includes specialist tax advice, and assisting with wealth planning and preservation and the structuring of trusts. It is also skilled in areas such as the establishment of philanthropic foundations and trusts, where it is also noted for its specialist tax advice. Ong Ken Loon leads the practice. David Chee advised Temasek (as settlor of the Temasek Trust) on a restructuring of the Temasek Community Foundation, which involved  streamlining the structure and tax, corporate and charitable status considerations.

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