James Thurgur

Director, NM Corp Tax South

KPMG in the UK

James is based in KPMG's Reading office where he leads the UK firm's South transfer pricing team. James is a Chartered Tax Adviser with more than fifteen years full-time transfer pricing experience. Before joining KPMG in 2003, James was the group transfer pricing manager for a global investment bank based in the City of London.

  • James advises multinational groups across a wide range of industries, but has a particular focus on US and Japanese inbound groups in the technology sector.
  • James specialises in designing, documenting and implementing tax efficient transfer pricing policies and helping clients to successfully resolve HMRC transfer pricing enquiries, mitigate double taxation through Competent Authority I EU Arbitration claims and negotiate APAs.
  • Recent projects include: preparing OECD-compliant Masterfile I Local File documentation for a FTSE 250 group; concluding a bilateral UK-Japan APA for a Japanese computer games group; and negotiating a settlement to a long¬ standing HMRC transfer pricing enquiry for a US technology group, including obtaining HMRC's approval that Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) would not apply.
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