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Patrice Marceau

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Patrice Marceau is head of DLA Piper's Hong Kong Tax practice and is also part of the Asia Tax and Private Wealth team. Originally from Québec, Canada, has extensive experience advising corporations and high net worth individuals on tax planning and litigation matters. He has advised clients in private practice as well as within the Private Bank of a major financial institution. His practice focuses on tax planning for corporations, particularly with respect to inbound and outbound PRC investment structures. He also advises individuals on estate planning, establishing and advising on the use of trusts for tax planning purposes (particularly from a Canadian angle). Furthermore, Patrice has extensive experience advising clients involved in disputes with tax authorities.


2007 - Present Partner, DLA Piper, Hong Kong; Sept 2003 - Jan 2007 Director - Technical, Wealth and Tax Advisory Services (Asia) Limited (HSBC); Sept 1998 - Jul 2003 Foreign Registered Lawyer, Baker & McKenzie; Sept 1996 - Sept 1998 Consultant and Foreign Registered Lawyer, Fong & Ng; May 1988 - May 1996 Associate and Partner, Ogilvy Renault; Aug 1986 - May 1988 Associate and Trainee Solicitor, Verchères, Noël & Eddy; Sept 1985 - Aug 1986 Trainee and Research Assistant, Tax Court of Canada


English; French


Quebec Bar Association; American Bar Association

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With four partners based in Hong Kong, and able to leverage the expertise of lawyers based in mainland China and across the firm's global offices, DLA Piper has the critical mass and breadth of expertise to handle the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious tax matters affecting multinationals, including as it relates to M&A tax structuring and transfer pricing. It also provides private clients with estate planning and general tax and trust advice. The head of the Hong Kong tax team, Anderson Lam has extensive experience in advising local and international clients on structuring their business operations in a legally compliant and tax-efficient manner. Alongside Doris Ho, Lam recently provided regional tax structuring coordination across five Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Japan, for a global financial services entity's global reorganisation. Daniel Chan is the overall head of the firm's Asia tax offering, and focuses on providing advice to multinationals on investment and taxation matters in Greater China. The team is rounded out by Patrice Marceau, who has a focus on private client and wealth management tax matters.

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