Ho Thi Bich Hanh

Partner, Corporate Tax, Head of Consumer Markets

KPMG in Vietnam

Hanh has over 23 years of experiences in a broad range of advisory process on tax, corporate and statutory issues for clients including multinational organizations, foreign financial institutions and foreign invested and local companies in Vietnam.

Hanh has extensive knowledge and experiences in tax advisory, tax due diligence, merger and acquisition, divestments and corporate restructures, and structuring advice for various Vietnamese corporations and foreign companies in different industries such as:

  • Advising financing and acquisition structures, due diligence projects, providing tax planning advice on exit strategies and simplification of corporate structures, consolidation and mergers to optimise the management cost and tax incentives
  • Advising and involving in the business transforming procedures of foreign companies such as analysis of pros & cons in tax implication on old and new business model and associated matters, review and comment on contracts with companies’ third party, assistance in tax liquidation of old business structure,  advice on tax implication and planning applicable to new business structure, etc.
  • Advising on asset acquisition, business acquisition including recommendation on possible ideas for tax efficiency

Hanh helps clients to present technical points/argument in term of the tax authority’s investigation and audit and petition to the central tax authorities and ministry level for favorable and practical guidance

With extensive work experience, Hanh has gained an in-depth understanding of Vietnam regulatory system in tax, banking, foreign exchange, investment and labour and of the practice of local and national authorities in implementation of regulations.  She participates in various working groups to contribute comment/recommendation and to facilitate communication with policy-makers for development of tax and regulatory system in Vietnam

Recent engagements on tax advice and due diligence on banking, insurance, ecommerce, online payments and other financial services are:

  • Provide tax advisory and tax compliance services to AIG, ACE Life Insurance Company Ltd., Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada,  An Binh Bank, UOB, CBA, JPMG, HSBC, Woori Bank, Vina Siam Bank, Taipei Fubon Bank, First Commercial Bank, Mega Bank
  • Support to tax inspection and petition to AIG, First Commercial Bank, HSBC, Taipei Fubon Bank, Vina Siam Bank, Woori Bank
  • Advise on business structure in Vietnam together with support during transformation including tax liquidation to Woori Bank, Vina Siam Bank, Taipei Fubon Bank, CBA
  • Lead the team to perform tax due diligence projects in M&A deal regarding financial services, ecommerce, online payments for Century Tokyo, PCG Group, Fullerton, BC Card
  • Bachelor of Finance and Accounting

  • Executive MBA of University of Hawaii (US)

  • Member of The Certified Public Accountant (Australia)

  • Board Member of Vietnamese Tax Consultants Association , Ministry of Finance, Vietnam

  • Achievement of Award by the Vietnam Ministry of Finance on her contribution to development of Vietnam Tax Laws and Regulations