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Brendan Kelly

Brendan T. Kelly is a partner of Baker McKenzie's Shanghai office and head of the China Tax Practice as well as chair of the Asia Pacific Tax Practice. Brendan has practiced tax with an Asian focus for about 25 years, with two decades based in China. He has performed a wide range of analysis for various industries with regard to China tax implications, and specializes in advising cross-border clients on tax and legal implications of investment in China.

Brendan also has in recent years expanded into regional and global work with multinationals on major mergers and acquisitions, to develop integrated and tax-efficient supply chain structures and defend against tax audits and assessments in China and across the Asia Pacific region. While China remains very much at the core of his practice, Brendan works on a variety of multijurisdictional deals and matters on behalf of his clients.

Asia Pacific tax authorities are actively seeking to reduce tax leakages, non-compliance, and what they perceive to be tax avoidance activities. To help you position your business for success in an era of ever-changing tax rules and intense scrutiny, our subject matter experts from across the region and globally will come together to examine key developments. We will discuss the impact of emerging trends and current issues on your business models and strategies, sharing practical tips on how you can maximize opportunities to achieve the best risk mitigation outcomes.