Susan PU | Partner
Practices:Tax Law | Corporate & Investment | Dispute Resolution | Family Wealth Management and Succession
Telephone:+86 21 6887 1787/8076
Fax:+86 21 6886 9532
Working Language:Chinese | English

Basic information


East China University of Political Science and Law|Master|International Law

Zhejiang University of Technology|Bachelor|Law

Work Experience

2018-present|Hylands Law Firm|Partner

2013-2017|Deloitte China|Tax and Legal Advisor

2011-2012|Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm Shanghai Office|Associate

Professional Qualification

2010 | PRC Bar Certificate

2014 | PRC Certified Public Account

Representative Cases

Provided tax planning for non-resident enterprise’ transfer of a PRC resident enterprise, e.g. tax planning for international funds’ transfer of Shanghai Century Link Tower and Shanghai Xinmao Plaza

Provided tax planning services to several well-known private equity funds on their inbound and outbound projects, from entry to exit, e.g. investment structure and exist resolution planning for Cathay Capital

Provided tax and legal advice regarding the structures for merger and acquisitions, divestiture, and restructuring in the most tax-efficient manner while achieving business goals, also provided tax and legal due diligence, transaction documents drafting

Tax and legal advisory services for several Fortune 500 companies’ business model in China, e.g. provide such services to the world’s leading diamond company

Provided business disputes resolution services, e.g. provided litigation and arbitration services to several investing company regarding their corporate and contract disputes.

Advised on tax controversy resolution, including tax audit response, tax administrative reconsideration and tax administrative litigation

Provided tax compliance analysis with respect to payments to foreign entities under the context of Chinese Forex regulations, including service fee, royalty fee, interests and dividends, e.g. provide such services to Metro China

Feasibility study and application on behalf of multi-national companies for treaty beneficial treatment, tax preferential treatment and financial subsidy in China

Feasibility study, site selection and company setup for several Fortune 500 companies entering into China

Tax risk analysis for several Fortune 500 companies regarding the liquidation and winding up of their businesses in China

Provide tax risk analysis, tax risk avoidance, assets and tax planning for several High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)

Chinese business environment analysis for Ministry of Commerce of the PRC

Business environment analysis for several economic zones in Shanghai City and Zhejiang Province

Policy analysis for Shanghai Pilot Trade Zone and Fujian Free Trade Zone

Evaluation for enterprises entering into the EXPO Area of Shanghai Pilot Trade Zone

Honors & Evaluation

Qualified to practice as a lawyer, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a tax advisor in China, Susan Pu is capable of understanding the inter-relationship between legal and financial matters, and providing on-spot insights for clients’ business.

Social Activity

Shanghai Bar Association | Member

Shanghai Association of Certified Public Accountants | Member

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at Vienna University of Economics & Business | Research Scholar

Institute for International Tax Law at East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) | Researcher


2014 | The Lack of Anti-Avoidance Rules in the Chinese Individual Income Tax Law: A Loophole for Indirect Transfer of Shares by Non-Resident Individuals | Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin, 2014 (Volume 20), No. 3

2017 | VAT of Assets Management Products | Lexis Nexis