Government Experience

  • China—Official with the Jiangsu Administration of Taxation – Tax Policy Administration Unit IV & Office, Policy & Regulation Department, 1992-2005


  • Suzhou University, B.A. (1992)
  • Shanghai University of Science & Technology, M.A. (2001)
  • Shanghai University of Science & Technology, Ph.D. (2005)

Ye Zhou, Ph.D.

Director, PRC Tax

Dr. Ye Zhou is the director of China tax affairs in the firm’s Shanghai office. He has more than twenty years of experience in resolving tax issues in the People’s Republic of China. He focuses his practice on transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions restructuring, direct China tax matters, and negotiation of tax controversies with the China tax authorities. He spent twelve years working as an official with the Jiangsu Administration of Taxation. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate professor at the Shanghai National Accounting Institute, which is affiliated to China's Ministry of finance, and a tax director for a large U.S.-based global law firm.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Certified tax agent
  • Council Member, Finance and Taxation Law Research, Association of Shanghai Law Society
  • Graduate Tutor, Master of Taxation, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Adjunct Professor of Tax Planning Course, School of Accounting, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Representative Matters

  • Advised a multiple global Fortune 100 companies on tax issues for expatriate employees to work in China, including individual tax and corporate tax.
  • Advised a consumer products company on various issues related to tax treaties, such as permanent establishment, tax credits, service fees, and royalties.
  • Represented a Hong Kong real estate company in handling tax matters in China, which involved resolving tax audit and tax controversies with the Chinese tax authorities.
  • Represented a Taiwanese ophthalmology company in handling Chinese tax issues related to transfer pricing.
  • Advised a medical device company on tax issues related to the transfer of Chinese equity by foreign shareholders, involving international mergers and acquisitions as well as restructuring.
  • Represented a European technology company in the Chinese taxation of royalties to an overseas related company.
  • Advised a technology company on financial and audit management issues for Chinese subsidiary under the FCPA.

Speeches & Presentations


  • "Economic Analysis on Tax Compliance," Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press (2009). Author: Ye Zhou.
  • "Corporate Tax Management," Fudan University Press (2006). Author: Ye Zhou.

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