Andy Lau, Partner

Andy Lau, Partner

Director, Business & Private Client Advisory

Andy has extensive experience providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services to a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from high net worth individuals to large private businesses and subsidiaries of foreign multinationals.

He regularly assists foreign businesses and investors on their move to Australia, providing initial structuring and set up advice, strategic tax planning, ongoing operational advice, as well as full accounting, tax and corporate secretarial compliance outsourcing services.

Andy’s skills include assisting both locally and foreign owned businesses across a range of industries including hotels and hospitality, financial and professional services, start-ups, information technology, property and construction and wholesaler and distributor.

In addition, Andy has developed expertise in providing strategic business and outsourcing services for major hotels and hospitality groups in Australia. His experience includes assisting these clients with due diligence assignments, cross border structuring advice, funding negotiation, post-acquisition settlement review and acting as outsourced CFO with the responsibility of managing the full finance and compliance functions.

His multilingual speaking skills (English, Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian) together with his ability to bridge the language and cultural barriers have been invaluable in his dealings with businesses from all around the world including China, USA, Europe and other South East Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Andy’s experience includes:

  • Assisting with the successful acquisition of a major five star hotel for AUD$85m
  • Assisting with the divestment of the business operation of a multinational group in Australia for $45m
  • Assisting with the delivery of strategic tax restructuring solutions including asset protection and succession planning for a high net wealth family group
  • Assisting start-ups with strategic planning, structuring as well as Research & Development and Early Stage Investors Tax Incentives considerations.

Andy is a Partner of SW Audit and a Director of SW Accountants & Advisors Pty Ltd.

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