David is a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and heads up Mazars’ International Tax practice in the UK. He is also a member of the International Tax Board for the global firm.
David sits on the European Branch Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Since joining Mazars in 1998, David has concentrated on international tax planning for Mazars’ European client base, which includes 15% of the FTSE Eurofirst 100 companies, and acts for many inbound and outbound investors. His areas of expertise include cross border corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, thin capitalisation and transfer pricing. David lectures frequently on international taxation issues both in the UK and abroad.
David is Chairman of Mazars’ Transfer Pricing Group in Europe and has 15 years experience in transfer pricing assignments in a wide range of areas including professional services. He has led multi jurisdictional project teams on a number of occasions and has helped many businesses with transfer pricing issues across Europe, including several CAC 40 and Fortune 500 companies. David is fluent in French and days a week in Mazars Head office in Paris where he is responsible for development of large corporate tax work.
David acts for many businesses of US origin, frequently as a bridge for their EU inbound operations, where coordinates work on their behalf in many different countries.
Mazars’ UK transfer pricing team was nominated for “UK Transfer Pricing Team of the Year 2013” by International Tax Review. David was the author of Tolley’s International Tax Planning for 2012/13 and 2013/2014.
As part of his work on Mazars International Tax Board, David also had responsibility for oversight of Mazars Asia Pacific Tax practice from 2007-2013. In the course of this he had a good deal of contact with the region on international tax issues and has advised many inbound and outbound clients on tax treaty interpretation and transfer pricing.
David has also acted as court appointed expert witness on a number of occasions relating to transfer pricing and international tax issues.