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Gilbert Shen

Gilbert Shen, CPA

Counsel
Head of Tax, CMS China

CMS China
Shanghai Representative Office
3108 Plaza 66 Tower 2
1266 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200040
China
Languages Chinese, English

Gilbert has been practicing PRC tax law and PRC-related international taxation law since 2006. He is particularly experienced in tax matters concerning the establishment of efficient holding structures, company mergers and restructurings, profit repatriation schemes, investment exit strategies, cross-border transactions and tax due diligences. Gilbert started his career with the tax department of a Big 4 accounting firm. 

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Relevant experience

  • A German equipment manufacturer on various PRC tax issues including tax planning, permanent establishment and BT and IIT issues. 
  • A major European industrial group and its Chinese subsidiaries on various PRC tax issues of the German group company and its Chinese subsidiaries.
  • A leading German automotive supplier on various PRC tax issues such as payments of inter-company charges to Germany and group restructuring in China.
  • A leading European automotive company on various tax issues including enterprise restructuring, CIT, BT, VAT, IIT issues. 
  • One of the world’s largest private equity funds on its USD 600 million investment in one of the top 2 largest taxi APP in China. 
  • One of the largest real estate developers in Asia on a series of business operations and tax matters in relation to PRC VAT reform. 
  • One of the world’s largest hotel management groups on a series of business operations and tax matters in relation to PRC VAT reform. 
  • A leading US fund on the sale of its portfolio to one of the world’s largest chemical groups, including the USD 45 million indirect sale of the investment in China. 
  • A leading US fund on the acquisition of a potential investment in chemical industry up to USD 24 million. 
  • A leading US equipment manufacturer on the extraction plan of a USD 5 million annual cross-border profit from corporate tax and transfer pricing perspectives. 
  • An Asian PE fund on the acquisition of a famous roast food producer including the implementation of USD 35 million buyout deal.
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Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Economics, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
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Memberships

  • CICPA member
  • CFA charter holder
  • Certified Tax Agent of China
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Expertise

07/04/2016
PRC VAT Re­form Will Be Ex­pan­ded to Cov­er All In­dus­tries
China In­sight - Tax
29/04/2016
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - April 2016
China In­sight - Tax
26/05/2016
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2016
China In­sight - Tax

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26/08/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Au­gust 2019
28/08/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Au­gust 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: Caishui [2019] No. 63, jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MoF”) SAT An­nounce­ment [2019] No.
26/07/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Ju­ly 2019
29/07/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date Ju­ly 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2019] No. 74, jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MoF”) SAT An­nounce­ment [2019] No.
24/06/2019
China Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - June 2019
25/06/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date June 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2019] No. 68, jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MoF”) An­nounce­ment [2019] No.
27/05/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2019
29/05/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2019] No. 64, jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MoF”) An­nounce­ment [2019] No.
25/04/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - April 2019
30/04/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date April 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: De­duc­tion of poverty al­le­vi­ation dona­tion for Cor­por­ate In­come Tax ("CIT”) pur­poses Pi­lot tax policy for CDRs is­sued by in­nov­at­ive en­ter­prises in China Please click here to read the.
30/01/2019
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary 2019
01/02/2019
China Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary 2019
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: PRC Pres­id­ent Or­der No. 19 PRC Pres­id­ent Or­der No. 18 SAT An­nounce­ment [2019] No. 1 PRC Pres­id­ent Or­der No. 23 Please click here to read the full ver­sion of the art­icle.