VDB Loi announces the Head of KPMG Transfer Pricing in Indonesia leaves to lead VDB Loi tax team in Jakarta

Graham VDBGraham Garven, a partner with KPMG Indonesia and award-winning head of KPMG’s Transfer Pricing practice, has left KPMG to join VDB Loi in Indonesia.  With over 15 years’ experience in Indonesia, Graham is widely acknowledged as one of Indonesia’s most experienced foreign tax advisers.  Initially as a Director and in 2009 as a partner with KPMG, Graham launched the firm’s transfer pricing practice, which went on to win “TP Firm of the Year” in 2010 and 2012.  Jean Loi, herself a former tax partner with PwC and now VDB Loi’s managing partner commented,  “Graham has that rare combination of skills; he has structured many cross-border deals and transactions, but he also has that special frontline experience you get only from dealing with tax audits and challenges from the authorities.  His skill set fits very well with our firm’s specialty in transactions and taxation.” Read more

Splash into the Year of the Water Snake, New World Saigon Hotel

New World Hotel - Water Snake 200pxSplash into the TET Lunar New Year with the Water Snake. And enjoy exquisite seasonal delicacies at the Dynasty Restaurant at the New World Hotel Saigon. Dynasty is an elegantly spacious and beautifully designed restaurant decorated in a contemporary Chinese style that has been serving one of the most authentic Cantonese quisine in Ho Chi Minh City for the past eighteen years. Lunch: 11:30 – 3 pm; Dinner: 6 – 10 pm. Yum Cha buffet: every weekend from 9 am to 3 pm.

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Weekly Update Dec 31, 2012: New Year, Idea Foundry, TET Lunar New Year


Winners’ List … Prizes and Silent Auction Items at the Governors’ Ball
Mo-Tu, Jan 14-15 Lower Mekong Initiative Infrastructure Best Practices Exchange
We, Jan 23 The Year Ahead: Summary & Outlook 2013 (CanCham Event)
Th, Jan 24 Idea Foundry • for Business Creation and Entrepreneurial Accelerator
Sa, Feb 9 – Su, Feb 17 TET Lunar New Year Holidays • 9 days • Plan ahead …
Su-Th, Feb 24-28 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Mission to Myanmar
Sa-Tu Mar 2 – 5 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago
Th-Fr, Mar 21-22, 2013 APCAC Spring Conference
Mo-Tu, Apr 8-9 Asia Pacific Business Outlook, Los Angeles
Private Sector Minimum Wage Adjustment for 2013
The Elderwood Project: “Watering Hole” Internet Attacks (Symantec)
TPP vs. RCEP: A new Washington-Beijing tug-of-war?
Asean Secretarial General: “South China Sea” risks becoming ‘Asia’s Palestine’
Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel to take 10-day trip with family to Vietnam
Foreign Direct Investment in Indonesia Rising Significantly: Up 22%

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