Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Deacons Adds Leading Tax Lawyer In Hong Kong.

19 November, 2013


Deacons has appointed Travis Benjamin to lead its tax practice in Hong Kong and China. Mr. Benjamin, who has 12 years of experience in international tax planning and tax controversy work, will join the firm as a registered foreign lawyer. 

Mr. Benjamin was previously with Baker & McKenzie’s tax practice in Hong Kong for seven and half years, and with KPMG’s tax departments in Hong Kong and Melbourne for four years. His clients include corporations, banks, investment funds, private client/ family groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Mr. Benjamin has broad experience in tax and stamp duty planning work in the context of fund formation, public and private company M&A and restructuring, capital markets transactions, financing and services arrangements, intellectual property exploitation and employee remuneration planning in Hong Kong and across Asia. Mr. Benjamin also handles tax controversy matters, including revenue authority audits and Board of Review appeals. He has instructed senior counsel in Hong Kong and London on a wide-range of tax disputes.

Travis has received numerous professional honours including recognition as a “leading tax controversy adviser” in Hong Kong by International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders guide and as a “leading lawyer” in tax in Hong Kong by Chambers Asia-Pacific. His tax advisory, transactional and disputes work has been recognised by International Tax Review’s World Tax publication in 2009, 2012 and 2013.


Deacons’ Executive Partner, Keith Cole said, “Travis is recognised as a leading tax lawyer in Hong Kong. He has exceptionally broad experience, including on ‘first of its kind’ transactional and capital markets matters. He is a valuable addition to our existing capabilities.”

James Bertram, Deacons’ long-time tax and trust specialist said, “Travis is a top quality tax advisor. He leverages strong multi-jurisdictional tax technical skills to develop ideas and implement innovative solutions in contentious and non-contentious tax work.”


Travis Benjamin commented, “I am excited to be joining Hong Kong’s premier independent law firm. The strength and stability of their commercial, financial services and disputes departments, together with the tax capacity built by James Bertram, will be an excellent platform for my practice.”


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