Areas of Practice
Bill's areas of practice include tax advisory and dispute resolution, transfer pricing, and cross-border M&A tax services.
With more than 16 years’ experience, Bill primarily helps clients to design and implement comprehensive business solutions and deal with controversial tax issues including but not limited to communication and negotiation for tax audit, transfer pricing audit, advance pricing arrangement, tax legal business related to private wealth management,etc.
Bill has extensive experience in tax dispute resolution, cross-border M&A, design and implementation of employee equity incentive plans, establishment of companies' listing structure, day-to-day legal advice, etc. He has handled a large number of tax lawsuits and arbitration cases on behalf of clients, and regularly represented them in tax disputes before tax authorities, and acted as a member of think tanks for tax authorities in their disputes with taxpayers.
His unique background in law and accounting enabled him to help clients in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail, finance, real estate, and TMT industries design and implement comprehensive business and tax solutions. With solid professional training and years of experience, Bill is highly praised by his clients, not only for his legal services on a variety of tax legal issues to enterprises and institutions, but also for his in-depth research and cutting-edge innovative solutions and advisory services regarding emerging areas of fiscal and taxation laws and regulations.
In 2016, Bill was ranked as a leading lawyer in Tax (PRC) by Legal 500 and also as a noted practitioner in Tax (PRC) by Chambers Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining in King & Wood Mallesons in 2014, Bill had worked at Deloitte Shanghai as a tax partner focusing on tax controversies and transfer pricing. He also led the national tax technical center in the East China region. He worked in the Atlanta office, the U.S. for two years on the international tax and transfer pricing team, assisting multinational companies with business solutions.
Bill graduated from Xiamen University with a degree in international law. Bill has the professional qualification of CICPA (Certified Public Accountants) in China and the PRC Certified Tax Agent, and is a holder of the PRC Legal Professional Qualification Certificate. He acts as a practicing tutor for many taxation master programs in universities, including Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Xiamen University, etc. Bill is also an executive member of the Fiscal and Taxation Law Research Institute of China and a researcher at the International Tax Research Center.
Bill's working languages are English and Chinese.