Zhao Yan


Areas of practice

Mr. Zhao Yan has 18 years of professional experience in providing PRC tax and business advisory services to MNCs, SOEs and private businesses.

He is specialized in providing consultancy for China taxes, including Value-added Tax, Business Tax, Corporate Income Tax, and Individual Income Tax; identifying potential tax planning opportunities and proposing practical solutions to tax issues; advising on eligible tax incentives and benefits and assisting with application; updating on development in tax legislations; coordinating for tax audits and negotiation with tax authorities; analyzing tax implications arising from restructuring and M&A projects; international tax planning and double tax treaty application; tax due diligence review for M & A and IPO projects; tax compliance review; non-resident enterprise, foreign contractor and expatriate tax matters; general advisory on transfer pricing, customs duty, export refund, banking, foreign exchange control, business administration, etc.

In 2015, Mr. Zhao Yan has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of tax in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.

Work experience

Prior to joining in King & Wood Mallesons in April 2012, Mr. Zhao Yan worked with the Big Four accounting firms in Beijing and Tianjin offices for 14 years, most recently with one of the Big Fours in Beijing as an Executive Director in the tax department.

Mr. Zhao Yan graduated from the Beijing International Studies University in 1998 with a bachelor degree in economics. He is a Certified Tax Agent of the PRC from 2002. He was admitted as a PRC lawyer.

Mr. Zhao Yan's working languages are Mandarin and English.


Legal insights

In response to the upcoming individual income tax reform, we have summarized the key points of the CRS Regulations.

24 May 2017

This article reviews the past and present of Bulletin 7, the new taxation rules on indirect asset transfer by non-resident enterprises.

03 March 2015

For the first time, the IIT deferral mechanism, which has been commonly applied in other countries, is introduced to enterprise annuities in China.

05 April 2014

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