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Sivakumar Saravan

Mr Sivakumar Saravan is a tax director at a mid-sized international accounting firm. He has more than 19 years of experience in tax compliance and tax consultancy work for individuals, local corporations, multinationals and financial institutions. Siva is currently the chairman of Crowe Horwath International’s Asia Pacific Tax Committee and a member of the Crowe Horwath International Tax Committee.

The industries that he has extensive experience in tax consultancy work include fund management, bio-technology, manufacturing, trading, education, healthcare, advertising, e-commerce and international shipping. He has also been the tax advisor to several companies during their initial public offering (on the Singapore Exchange) exercise.

Siva has extensive experience in advising clients on international tax implications of cross-border transactions involving the various countries in the region, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. He has also advised on appropriate holding company structures for several multinational companies based in Singapore for their outboard investments into Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Siva has conducted several seminars on local and international tax and is routinely invited to speak on a wide spectrum of issues such as permanent establishment, transfer pricing, withholding tax and tax risk management. He is currently the consultant editor of CCH's Singapore Master Tax Guide manual. He is also one of the authors of the Worldwide Business Tax Guide and International Tax Planning – Expatriates & Migrants, both also published by CCH.

Denzel Tey
JGP Architecture (S) Pte Ltd
"Speaker is very knowledgeable and equipped with up-to-date information."
Chua Kai Ling
Grant Thornton Singapore Private Limited
"Speaker is good!"


"Speaker is very knowledgeable and equipped with up-to-date information."

Denzel Tey - JGP Architecture (S) Pte Ltd

"Speaker is good!"

Chua Kai Ling - Grant Thornton Singapore Private Limited

"The workshop was organised and conducted very professionally."

Lee Kwai Sim - Singapore General Hospital

"Very good, clear workshop for withholding tax."

Koh Pey Pey - PTT International Trading Pte Ltd

"The trainer was able to provide a clear understanding of withholding tax through a structured lesson plan and practical examples."

Lim Poh Choo - Singapore Police Force

"Very good, detailed and clear explanations."

Irman Khusaini - MTV Asia