Event Details

With the reality of U.S. Tax Reforms reverberating across the world, many are wondering how this will influence the strategic decision-making of global multinational companies and how it will play out in Malaysia and in ASEAN. Are we likely to see any large impact on FDI, reinvestments, employment levels, or supply chain agreements here in Malaysia? What are the implications of repatriation on corporate profits?

To help us with these questions, AMCHAM is delighted to welcome two tax experts from EY to help address and highlight key areas that are relevant to U.S. companies based in Malaysia, on Wednesday, March 14 from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Aaron Topol is a Partner in EY’s Tax Services practice and leads the US Tax Desk for the Asia Pacific region from his base in Hong Kong. Mr. Garrett Davidson is a US-focused international tax services Senior Manager serving clients throughout Asia-Pacific out of Singapore.

Seminar outline:
  • Main changes affecting US corporations
  • Changes to the US’s international tax systems
  • Short and mid-term considerations for Malaysian subsidiaries of US MNC’s and for Malaysian MNC’s with US subsidiaries

A light breakfast and coffee/tea will be served. For more information, kindly contact Ms. Elyna Ngu at elyna@amcham.com.my


8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Welcome Remarks by AMCHAM
9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Keynote Address followed by Q&A
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Closing Remarks & Thank You


  • Aaron Topol (Partner at EY)

    Aaron Topol

    Partner at EY

    Aaron Topol a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Tax Services practice. Aaron is currently based in Hong Kong and leads the US Tax Desk for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining the US Tax Desk, Aaron was based in Atlanta, Georgia and New York, NY and provided tax services to multinational clients with respect to cross-border transactions and

    Aaron has served as a tax advisor to both large public companies and mid-size private companies. He has assisted clients with due diligence, acquisition structuring and financing, cross-border asset migrations, repatriation strategies, foreign tax credit planning, Controlled Foreign Corporation planning and various other tax issues. He has experience in advising clients with regard to US federal income tax, tax accounting, international tax and tax compliance.

    Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in accountancy and master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Florida. He is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia
    Society of Certified Public Accountants and the International Fiscal Society.

    Aaron has won the Outstanding Young Alumni award from the University of Florida, served on the Atlanta Steering Committee for the International Fiscal Association, and in 2016 was the Americas area sponsor for the Young Tax Professional of the Year competition,
    which was established by EY to reward and foster the next generation of tax leaders.

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  • Brian Foley (Partner - Tax Services at EY)

    Brian Foley

    Partner - Tax Services at EY

    Brian has more than 20 years of diverse client service experience, advising on tax accounting and reporting, restatements, complex transactions, tax controversy, and over 20 IPOs.

    In Hong Kong, Brian serves as a Global Tax Account Leader to select Hong KKong-headquartered multinational clients, and he is the Tax Accounting Risk Advisory Services Leader for Hong Kong / Macau.

    Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Brian was a U.S. National Tax – Tax
    Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner, based in Chicago, serving audit and non-audit clients on all aspects of tax accounting (US GAAP and IFRS) and tax reporting.

    Brian holds B.S. (Business Administration - Accounting) and Master of
    Accountancy (Taxation) degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Brian is a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

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  • Garrett Davidson (Senior Manager, EY Asia-Pacific Tax Desk (US) at EY)

    Garrett Davidson

    Senior Manager, EY Asia-Pacific Tax Desk (US) at EY

    Garrett is a US-focused international tax services Senior Manager
    with Ernst & Young Solutions LLP. He is a member of EY’s Global Tax Desk Network and serves clients throughout Asia-Pacific with an emphasis in Southeast Asia.

    Prior to relocating to Singapore, Garrett was based in Miami,
    Florida where he provided international tax services to large and
    middle-market clients based in the Southeast Region of the United

    Garrett has experience in providing complex international tax
    advisory and planning services to both US-inbound and US-
    outbound companies. Garrett is also a returning instructor at EY’s internal international tax training program and has taught at numerous client international tax training sessions, and has led international tax
    CPE sessions for BNA Bloomberg.

    Garrett graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University in
    Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and is also a member of the International Fiscal Association – USA Branch.

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Member Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)

Staff of member company who is registered at AMCHAM as a representative of the organization.

Member Price RM 200
Member Company Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)

Staff of member company who is not registered at AMCHAM as a representative of the organization.

Standard Price RM 220
Non-Member Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)
Standard Price RM 300