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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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The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 13 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
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The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 3 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
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The nov­el coronavir­us epi­dem­ic (“COV­ID-19”) af­fects all parts of the eco­nomy, in­clud­ing the op­er­a­tion and in­vest­ment activ­it­ies of for­eign-in­ves­ted en­ter­prises (“FIE”) in China. In such con­text,...
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Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary 2020
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The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2019] No. 94, jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MoF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...