Adrian Sham Director - Employer Solutions Singapore +65 6805 4111

Tax Director

Adrian has over 14 years’ experience as a tax advisor. Adrian started in London with Grant Thornton UK LLP as a Global Mobility Tax and a US private client tax advisor. Adrian moved to Singapore in August 2015 to experience life as an expatriate and brings this experience when advising employers, their employees and private clients. He leads the Singapore Employer Solutions and Private Client team for Grant Thornton Singapore.

Over his career he has advised clients on UK, US and Singapore tax matters which allows him to consider a more cross border holistic view. He has also coordinated advise from most of the countries that Grant Thornton has a presence in.

Some of his experience includes:

  • advising on employee benefits and the tax implications arising from these benefits.
  • assisting with the implementation of Long-Term Incentive Plans including equity based plans.
  • advising and assisting with employers on their employer obligations such as running payroll and year end forms.
  • advising companies on, and reviewing, their assignment policies as well as their communication strategy. Follow up review work to identify risks and on-going work ensure compliance within their globally mobile population.
  • advising on tax equalisation, tax protection and other related policies
  • assisting expatriates through tax briefing meetings and tax returns
  • advising overseas companies hiring people in Singapore of their obligations and assisting them with setting up ion Singapore.
  • adviser to family run companies expanding abroad for the first time.
  • advising employers and employees on the tax implications and reporting requirements for equity compensation.
  • member of HMRC’s Joint Expatriate tax and National Insurance forum providing a consultative dialog between employers, individuals and HMRC.
  • assisting high net worth individuals to plan their residence position and structuring their assets tax efficiently.
  • adviser to prominent entertainers on their wealth structuring and touring income.
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Expertise covers:

  • Employer taxation
  • Energy & resources
  • Financial services
  • Food & beverage
  • Global mobility services
  • Health care
  • Individual taxation
  • Industrial products
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Private client
  • Payroll
Qualifications
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (UK)
  • Enrolled Agent (US)
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