Vincent is a Lecturer of Law at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University and Specialist Counsel at Blackletter LLC. His research focuses on tax law, with particular interests in crypto tax risks, and attribution by beneficial ownership. Vincent has consulted for the United Nations and World Bank, and continues to contribute as a Participant on the UN Ad Hoc Group on Crypto Taxation. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, been a guest lecturer at leading institutions such as the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and has held research positions at all three law schools in Singapore (SMU, NUS, and SUSS). Vincent was previously Deputy Head of Tax at a Singapore law firm and continues to consult for law firms as a locum solicitor.
Vincent’s research has been published in leading journals such as the Law Quarterly Review, British Tax Review, Journal of Business Law, Australian Tax Review, Capital Markets Law Journal, and eJournal of Tax Research. His books include: 1) Singapore Trusts Law (2021); and 2) Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Income Tax and Other Taxes) (2020 and 2018 respectively). Vincent’s work has been cited a few hundred times, including by: 1) leading English Law texts such as Hanbury & Martin: Modern Equity; Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence; Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability; and JC Smith’s The Law of Contract; 2) leading Singapore Law texts such as Contract Law in Singapore; Real Estate and Taxation in Singapore; and The Law of Contract in Singapore; 3) the Singapore High Court; and 4) leading bodies within the United Nations and European Commission.
Vincent read for his doctorate in Tax Law at Downing College, Cambridge, courtesy of an MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate law studies at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated with double first class honours, and as the top law student in Trinity College, Mowat Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal. Vincent has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association’s Best Tax Research Paper Prize and the Tax Academy of Singapore Research Grant.