Jeff VanderWolk helps organizations, businesses and individuals understand and respond to global developments in cross-border taxation. Drawing on both technical expertise and commercial savvy, he helps clients make sense of complex, emerging areas of tax law such as the taxation of the digital economy, transfer pricing and treaty-based structuring.

    Jeff has extensive experience in private practice and government and agency work, most recently as head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in Paris. There, he was at the forefront of shaping international tax policies and responsible for the rollout of the multilateral instrument currently being implemented in several countries around the world. He has also worked at the heart of US tax policymaking, gaining deep knowledge of tax reform and its practical applications. He has advised clients in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US on tax planning, structuring and compliance across numerous industry sectors.

    Earlier in his career, Jeff served as executive director at the Washington DC office of an international accounting firm (2013-16), where he advised on international tax legislative and policy developments. He also served as International Tax Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance (2011-13) and as a Special Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service (2005-06). In private practice, Jeff worked extensively on tax policy matters and advised clients globally on significant transactions as an international tax adviser – serving as partner both at international law and accountancy firms, in London and Hong Kong, for more than a decade until 2005, and as managing director and head of Tax for Asia Pacific at a major US financial institution for three years (2006-09).

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    Education

    • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Stone Scholar, 1985
    • Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979

    Admissions

    • New York, 1986
    • Solicitor, England & Wales

    Languages

    • English
    • French

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