The China Series: Greater China Region — Legal, Tax and Trade Developments

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Along with the rapid development of China's economy in recent years, there has also been an increase in trade developments in areas outside of mainland China including Macau, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. But how can you structure businesses to take advantage of the latest legal and tax developments? In this new webinar, PwC partners Brian Burt and Deborah Lee will take you through changes in each of these jurisdictions so you can leverage a rapidly integrated China market.

In 60 minutes, the presenters will cover:
• Major Developments In Hong Kong And Understanding The Offshore Claim Regime
• Major Developments in Taiwan
• Major Developments In Macau
• How to Benefit from an Integrated Greater China Market
• Advantages of Investing in China via Hong Kong
• Value Chain Transformation for Greater China

Educational Objectives:
• Identify the key characteristics of the different tax
• Compare and contrast the benefits and liabilities of different structures
• Maximize investment in China via Hong Kong
• Identify strategies in regional structures to increase value
• Determine the key considerations and challenges of investing in China
• Identify emerging trends and pending treaty developments.



Brian Burt is a Principal based in the New York City office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Burt is a transfer pricing economist and member of the Firm's Value Chain Transformation practice. With more than thirteen years of experience working in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York, he has served Fortune 100 clients in a variety of industry sectors including Media and Entertainment, Retail and Consumer, Software, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, and Automotive industries. 

Mr. Burt has assisted large multi-national companies with a variety of transfer pricing and business valuation issues. Specifically, Mr. Burt has focused on transfer pricing planning, supply chain optimization, intangible asset planning, merger and acquisition integration, and business restructuring. In his role as a member of the Value Chain Transformation practice, he has worked with cross functional teams including professional advisors in the areas of international tax, U.S. tax, management consulting, and law to identify and implement practical, value-added solutions to complex business issues. 

Mr. Burt earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He also graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary engineering and management. Mr. Burt is a frequent guest speaker at various seminars and conferences, and has authored several articles on transfer pricing.


Deborah Lee is a respected partner leading the Chinese tax practice in the Los Angeles office of PwC. Her clients count on her vision to navigate the complexities of multinational business in both China and the US. Her more than 20 years experience gives her the depth of experience her clients trust to deliver U.S. domestic and international income tax services to corporations, partnerships and individuals. 

Deborah specializes in cross-border investment consultation, international tax and structuring planning for Chinese Corporations' investment in the United States as well as U.S. Corporations' investment in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Deborah advises her clients on strategy and tax planning on the cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, US and China joint ventures, transfer of intangible property ownership, transfer pricing, US real estate investment, and international estate and gift tax. She assists her clients in negotiating with the tax authority on income tax audit, appeal, advance pricing agreement and ruling request in the US. 

Deborah received her Bachelor of Laws from National Taiwan University and Master of Professional Accounting from University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Board of Directors of Sino-American Certified Public Accountant Association.