Conrad Turley

Conrad Turley

Tax Partner (China Tax Centre)

KPMG in China

Conrad Turley is a tax partner at KPMG China and leads the firm’s China Tax Centre, which covers a range of tax policy and technical work.  Currently based in Beijing, Conrad previously worked for the European Commission Tax Directorate in Brussels, as well as for KPMG in Ireland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.

 

Professional and Industry Experience

Conrad has worked with numerous global private-equity groups and multinational enterprises transacting cross-border into and out of China, on a wide range of tax issues. These include establishment of tax-efficient cross-border operating and investment structures, restructurings and M&A, as well extensive tax work on the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Asian operations. He has extensive experience with advising leading Western and Chinese enterprises in the digital economy space.

In his role as leader of the China Tax Centre, he works closely with a variety of Chinese government agencies on tax policy development, as well as overseeing firm thought leadership and tax knowledge management initiatives.

 

Publications and Speaking Arrangements

Conrad has authored numerous publications for KPMG, and has contributed frequently to international tax and finance journals including the International Tax Review, Tax Notes International, BNA Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report, International M&A Review and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation, as well as various IBFD publications.

He is the principal author of the 2017 IBFD book entitled A New Dawn for the International Tax System: Evolution from past to future and what role will China play?. He has also written in numerous other texts, including The Economic Impacts of Intellectual Property-Conditioned Government Incentives, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the European Commission IP Key (Springer, 2016), as well as the German legal text, Chinesisches Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrecht (Deutscher Fachverlag, 2016).

Education and qualifications
  • Masters of Accounting, University College Dublin

  • Bachelor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

Accreditation
  • Registered Tax Consultant, Irish Taxation Institute

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

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