Professor Stephen PHUA
Professor Stephen Phua is a Senior Consultant of RHTLaw Asia LLP.
Professor Phua teaches Income Tax, VAT/GST, International Tax Law and Business & Finance for Lawyers in the Faculty of Law, National University Singapore (NUS). He is the Director (Tax), Centre for Law and Business and the Director, LLM (International Business Law) programme. He serves as a member of the executive committee, International Fiscal Association (Singapore Chapter). He is also a regular speaker in the executive programmes in the Tax Academy, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the NUS Business School conducted for senior tax officials from some national tax authorities. He is currently a member of the Income Tax Board of Review.
He was a visiting scholar/professor at several leading universities in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Switzerland and the USA. He also served as a member for more than a decade on each one of the three tax tribunals (Income Tax Board of Review, GST Board of Review and Valuation Review Board). He was a consultant in IRAS and to some tax authorities in the PRC.
In 2012, he established the Center for International Tax Law in East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, PRC where he currently serves as its International Director. He was the first legal scholar from Singapore to be appointed an Eastern Scholar of Shanghai from 2012 – 2015. He has delivered papers in many international conferences and published articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. He is the editor of two books.
Professor Phua is admitted in Singapore (1992).