Bob advises on the cross-border aspects of both Corporate Taxation for businesses and Resident Non-Domicile Tax for High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs). He has spent over 20 years of his career mainly with the "Big 4" international accounting firms in various jurisdictions across the globe. These include China, Hong Kong, Singapore, other Southeast Asian states, Canada, Australia, Russia and Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the UK.
Bob's corporate tax work is focused on complex cross-border tax structuring involving multiple jurisdictions from an investor's home state, to intermediary jurisdictions and the investment host state. In each case, Bob undertakes a resolution-based approach in dealing with all multiple barriers to investment involving jurisdictional mismatches, such as various states' legislative lacuna, contradictory and inconsistent tax case law, incoherent and unpublished tax authorities' practice, among numerous other vagaries of taxation commonly faced by corporate investors.
Bob has also spent the last several years with major London and offshore-based accounting firms in servicing the complex needs of HNWIs in supporting their international and UK tax planning and responsibilities. In particular, Bob places significant care in exercising a highly client-intensive approach by working closely with private clients in supporting them with their tax planning and reporting during the process of migration from one country to another. Additionally, he attributes high-level importance towards forging pivotal alliances with referring intermediaries, including private banks, offshore trustees and lawyers, and other industry players.
Bob has written a number of thought leadership articles for global publications, including 'The Diplomat', 'Bangkok Post', 'China's World' and the World Bank website. He is also a regular contributor to Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper.
- Arcelor Mittal - Migration of administrative services, transfer pricing documentation and PE planning for Mittal Steel Balkans for transfer of functions into a European centre in Luxembourg as part of a Europe wide project.
- Embassy of the United States of America – US and multiple Southeast European jurisdictional income tax planning, reporting and payment for US expatriate and local country payroll employees of Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. involved in regional embassy construction projects.
- Russian HNWI investor class applicant – UK Res Non-Dom tax planning for family purchasing a home in Regents Park and constructing a new principal home for residence outside London in addition to the establishment of offshore foundations in Liechtenstein.
- Chinese HNWI investor class applicant – UK Res Non-Dom tax planning for family purchasing multiple homes in Belgravia and Kensington under the ownership of offshore trusts in accordance with the rapidly-changing status of "deemed" domicile while complying with China's foreign exchange rules on outward remittances of monies.