Singapore in the Spotlight – The US Campaign against Undeclared Offshore Accounts

Seth Cohen, Partner, Withers LLP

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : May 27, 2016

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

Description

Hosted by the Legal & IPR Committee

The United States Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service’s concerted efforts to track down undeclared US offshore accounts have been remarkably effective. The disclosures of over 80 Swiss banks and 50,000 taxpayers with US contacts have created a treasure trove of information that the US is now using to investigate others. 


With the focus now demonstrably shifting to Singapore and other locations in Asia, and with increased popular attention to these issues thanks to the ‘Panama Papers’ revelations, this is a timely opportunity to hear from an expert in the field. This event will be of interest to US citizens and green card or certain other visa holders, as well as wealth managers, bankers and legal counsel. 


About the Speaker

Seth Cohen
Partner
Withers LLP

Seth Cohen is a partner in Withers LLP (which operates in Singapore as Withers KhattarWong).


He is an experienced tax compliance litigator with extensive experience in counseling individuals, entities and financial institutions in relation to the US government's focus on undeclared foreign accounts. Currently, he is representing numerous clients worldwide in relation to the US Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service and State Attorneys General in audits/examinations/investigations that have arisen in the normal course, through whistleblowers, and through the recent focus on undeclared offshore accounts.


Working closely with his Singapore-based colleagues, he travels to Asia extensively to service clients and speak on subjects within his areas of expertise. Seth is also an adjunct professor of tax and law at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

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