James is Partner, International Tax and Transaction Services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP in Singapore, with vast experience in tax due diligence, structuring and negotiation. He is well-versed in the international tax aspects of cross-border transactions, including cross-border M&A, integrations, spin-offs, legal entity rationalizations and supply or value chain planning.
James assists businesses in tax planning, tax controversy management, tax aspects of transactions, as well as the formulation and execution of strategies to mitigate international tax risks.
He also helps companies to implement large-scale, multijurisdictional projects, ranging from intellectual property migrations to working alongside clients on tax aspects of asset acquisitions and divestments.
James is a non-practicing advocate and solicitor of Singapore. He holds an LLM in International Taxation, New York University, and an LLB with Second Class (Upper Division) Honors, National University of Singapore.
How James is building a better working world
“Multinationals face the daunting challenge of navigating the tax environment in multiple jurisdictions, complicated further by frequent regulatory updates. Greater information-sharing between tax authorities, fueled by digitalization, has also enabled more aggressive tax enforcement. With my tax experience in a wide range of cross-border transactions, I work closely with clients to mitigate their international tax risks and reduce their exposure to tax controversies.”