Tax 2023 – Band 1 leading lawyer for 13 years
Chambers notes that Sim Ho is a “highly regarded contentious tax lawyer in his own right” and "Sim Ho is an excellent tax lawyer", where his work covers both domestic Singapore and international tax dispute resolution.
"His advice is always spot on and his responses are very prompt," enthuses one client of his.
“He is considered as one of the best in handling tax disputes.” He has extensive experience representing clients in high-stakes cases.
Ong Sim Ho wins a lot of praise for his flexible approach and depth of knowledge in the tax area, with one client emphasising: “The most important thing is his technical understanding and how creative he is. No one in Singapore can cut through the issues like him. He is very, very strong.”
He is regarded as the leading expert for tax dispute cases and is frequently instructed on high stake litigations.
He has a reputation for being a smart and effective litigator. As one source noted, “he was technically sound, and offered strategic advice on a complex tax matter.”
He is praised for coming up with “very constructive ideas.” Sources also note that “his wealth of knowledge on precedents allows him to give an immediate response to any kind of question.”
Chambers High Net Worth
Private Wealth Law 2022 – Leading lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Noted by Chambers that he has considerable experience advising high net worth clients on contentious and non-contentious trust and estate matters, and he is praised by sources for his tax expertise.
Asia-Pacific Legal 500
Tax 2023 – Leading Individual for 14 years
Private Wealth and Family Law 2023 – Recommended lawyer for 3 consecutive years
Projects & Energy 2023 – Recommended lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution 2020 – Recommended lawyer
“Ong Sim Ho is someone we are always relying on. He usually takes a novel approach in crafting his solutions and has not failed us in a single matter brought to him in more than 15 years.”
A “tax lynchpin” at the Singapore tax bar.
Ong Sim Ho is recommended for his “critical thinking” and “analytic skills”.
He is also commended for his “truly superior knowledge”.
He is "able to bring in his legal, finance, risk governance, and accounting perspectives to assist on various private client matter."
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Tax 2023 – Ranked as the sole Elite Practitioner of the practice for 4 consecutive years, previously ranked as the sole Leading lawyer
“Excellent, Ong Sim Ho is commercially attuned and provides interesting perspectives to tax issues.”
Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Tax Law 2023 – Endorsed individual for 11 consecutive years
Trusts and Estates 2023 – Endorsed individual for 11 consecutive years
International Tax Review
Tax Controversy Leaders 2022 – Highly Regarded for 10 years
“Ong Sim Ho has demonstrated very good knowledge and in-depth understanding of the Singapore income tax regulations and has provided very concise and comprehensive analysis of our tax issue.”
Who’s Who Legal
Southeast Asia: Corporate Tax 2022 – Endorsed individual for 2 consecutive years
Corporate Tax: Controversy 2021 – Leading Lawyer
The Tax Director’s Handbook
Leading lawyer 2015 for 2 consecutive years