Irving Aw is a founding Principal of WTS Taxise. With more than 16 years of both private and public sector tax experience, Irving brings to WTS Taxise unique comparative insights that are informed by a deep understanding of tax policies and administrative practices and balanced by commercial sensibilities. As Principal Legal Officer at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and later as tax counsel at the International Monetary Fund, Irving advised tax administrations—both in Singapore and around the world–on legal issues relating to income tax, value added tax and tax administration and procedures. During his private practice years, Irving regularly represented businesses on tax matters across a wide range of corporate commercial and financing transactions, with a particular focus on private investment funds, having represented numerous fund managers and sponsors in the tax and legal structuring, formation, investment and divestment of alternative private funds. Irving was noted by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for his ‘excellent understanding of international tax issues’ and praised as a ‘leading light in tax practice’. He is admitted to practice in the Republic of Singapore, the State of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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