Michael Velten and Matthew Lovatt

Michael Velten is Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Financial Services Industry Tax Leader.

Michael has over 30 years tax experience; 25 years of which have been spent working in Asia having been based in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. He advises on all areas of Singapore financial services tax (including indirect tax, information reporting, M&A tax and transfer pricing); and is a recognized industry tax expert. Michael works across all sectors including banking and securities, insurance and investment management.

Michael is qualified as both a Solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia) and a CPA (Australia). Michael is an Accredited Tax Advisor: Income tax and GST (Singapore), a Certified Tax Adviser (Hong Kong) and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Michael is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, an Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.


Matthew Lovatt is a Director in the Southeast Asia Financial Services Industry Tax Practice. Matthew provides Singapore and international tax advice to multinational enterprises in the financial services sector on a variety of direct tax and stamp duty issues, and to a large number of clients concerned with applications of blockchain technology.

Matthew is an England and Wales-qualified solicitor and a Singapore Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax). He joined the Deloitte team in July 2017, and previously worked at Baker McKenzie London, where his practice focused on both UK- and Europe-inbound and outbound advisory work and the full range of UK corporate tax and stamp duty issues, including, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, UK real estate investment, facility agreements, structured financing and derivatives. He frequently represents clients with the design and implementation of complex cross-border projects.

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