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OECD appoints EY's VanderWolk head of TP division with key BEPS role

Jefferson VanderWolk has been appointed OECD head of the tax treaty, transfer pricing and financial transactions division in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

He is to take up his duties in July 2016.

VanderWolk’s new role will involve supporting the director in CTPA’s contribution to the strategic objectives of the secretary-general in the area of taxation, and providing strategic direction to work on tax treaties, transfer pricing and financial transactions, the OECD said in a statement today. He will play a key role in the work on BEPS.

VanderWolk’s work at EY focused on legislative and regulatory developments in corporate and international taxation.

From 2011 to 2013, he served as international tax counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee. 

He has also worked as special counsel at the US IRS Office of chief counsel, associate professor of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, managing director at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, where he was head of tax for the Asia Pacific region, and as a partner at Baker & McKenzie and Deloitte.

VanderWolk has a degree in English from Boston University. He studied at the American University in Cairo and has a law degree from Columbia University. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK) and a member of the Academic Committee for the CIOT's advanced diploma in international taxation, the OECD said in a statement.

Contributed from TP Week. 

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