Shudan Zhou focuses her practice on counseling individuals, trustees, and financial institutions on the tax implications of wealth transfer strategies, with an emphasis on international income and estate tax planning. She has substantial experience advising clients on all aspects of FATCA and CRS as well as various withholding tax and disclosure regimes, including the use of privately held structures. She counsels clients on the US tax consequences of expatriation from and immigration to the US, and of US in-bound investment structures. Shudan also advises on the creation, administration and governance of offshore trust structures.
Advised a number of multi-billion dollar global families on FATCA and CRS compliance strategies with respect to their business and financial assets held through complex structures in multiple continents
Advised a multi-billion dollar Chinese family on their wealth holding structures that have a US Nexus, optimizing the US tax and disclosure impacts on US family members and their global assets
Advised the major US founders of a Chinese biotech company with respect to their wealth holding structures prior to the company’s approximately $1 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Advised a sovereign wealth fund on the US tax aspects of its fund investments in the US
Advised a Chinese company that operates a leading public blockchain platform with respect to its global restructuring to address tax, securities and general corporate concerns in multiple jurisdictions
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