About Vincent OOI

Tax Law Academic

Vincent is an Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Commercial Law in Asia at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University. His research focuses on tax law, with particular interests in attribution by beneficial ownership and crypto tax risks. Vincent 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). He has consulted for the United Nations and World Bank, and served as a Participant on the UN Ad Hoc Group on Crypto Taxation. Vincent was previously Deputy Head of Tax at a Singapore law firm and used to regularly consult for law firms as a locum solicitor and other organisations on tax matters. Vincent was Co-Chair of the 2022 SMU IFA David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Conference.

Vincent’s research include a textbook on Singapore Trusts Law and both Tax Law volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. His work has been cited a few hundred times, including by several leading English and Singapore law texts, all levels of the Singapore Supreme Court, and 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.

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