Kate is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Tax Department in London and is Chair of our Global Technology, Media & Telecoms Industry Group. Kate is a solicitor, chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with over 25 years' experience advising clients on their tax matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, she spent seven years as a partner at a Big Four accounting firm.
Kate has particular expertise in advising technology companies in relation to all aspects of their cross-border tax structuring. She regularly assists multinational companies with the design of their global holding, financing, intellectual property and supply chain structures. She has worked closely with many clients on strategic projects in this space helping them navigate the complexity of applying different tax regimes across the world.
Kate has been heavily involved in the OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting initiative and the proposals for Taxation of the Digital Economy, assisting clients to determine the potential implications for their businesses. She is an expert in the UK's digital service tax and has helped many clients determine the practical implications of the new law.
Kate frequently helps clients to resolve on-going controversies with HM Revenue and Customs and has acted on some of the largest settlement negotiations in recent years concerning UK diverted profits tax. She is experienced with both Alternative Dispute Resolution and the High Risk Corporates Programme. Kate has also appeared as an expert witness in an arbitration matter heard by the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
She is a regular speaker on international tax issues and co-author of the Controlled Foreign Companies Handbook: A Practical Guide to Part 9A TIOPA 2010.
- Ranked, ITR's Women in Tax Leaders, 2020
- Ranked, Tax Journal 40 under 40, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) - Fellow
- Institute of Chartered Tax Advisors (CTA) - Member (John Wood Medal Winner for Company Tax)
- England & Wales~United Kingdom (2022)
- University of Law (Master of Laws LL.M.) (2021)
- BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law) (2018)
- University of Cambridge (Master of Arts Geography) (2000)