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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  • Chambers UK 2021 and 2022, ranked within Tax and described as “a great lawyer who is responsive and knowledgeable.
  • The Legal 500 UK 2012 to 2022, recommended in Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2013 to 2020


  • 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