James Ross advises clients on a broad range of international and domestic corporate/commercial tax issues, including corporate restructuring, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation, double tax treaty issues, corporate and structured finance projects, mergers and acquisitions, and management buyouts. He counsels US groups in the structuring of UK and European inbound investments, including in relation to redomiciliations and providing advice on technical issues in the context of revenue investigations and statutory audits. He is particularly adept at advising on intellectual property holding structures.

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  • Advised US-based multinationals on restructuring their British and European groups, and on the implementation of corporate redomiciliations and UK holding company structures
  • Advised European-based multinationals on the establishment of functions and activities in the UK
  • Advised multinational groups on structuring for optimising the management and holding of intellectual property

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  • The Legal 500 UK 2012 to 2017, recommended in Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2013 to 2017


  • Bloomberg BNA Tax Treaties Analysis, editorial board


College of Law, London, LPC, 2000
College of Law, London, CPE, 1999
Jesus College, University of Oxford, 1997

The Law Society of England and Wales, 2002

James Ross

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 8, 2019

United Kingdom / Special Report / March 25, 2019

Tax Advisor Magazine / February 1, 2019

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / November 29, 2018

Financial Director / November 6, 2018

International News / Fall 2018

Milan, Italy / McDermott Event / May 15, 2018

International Tax Review / April 23, 2018

On the Subject / March 29, 2017

On the Subject / January 31, 2017

UK Employment Alert / August 25, 2016

Taxnet Pro (Thomson Reuters) / August 23, 2016

Law360 / April 18, 2014

How to Incentivize Management Across the Pond

Practical European Tax Strategies / February 2014

Wide Ranging Changes to LLP Member Taxation to Come into Force on ...