Shanwu Yuan

Shanwu Yuan

International Tax Director
Baker & McKenzie Consulting LLC
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Shanwu Yuan has over 24 years’ experience in advising China tax issues. Previously, Mr. Yuan worked for the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) of China from 1995 to 2012. He represented the SAT, and in turn China, in various international tax arenas. He was a frequent participant in the OECD Working Party 6 on the Taxation of Multinational Enterprises, and an active contributor to the OECD work on intangibles and other topics. He was a member of the UN Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing.

In the SAT, Mr. Yuan held various positions. He worked on corporate tax policy for foreign investment, and was a member of the drafting team for the new Enterprise Income Tax Law, which entered into force in 2008. After 2009, he focused on international tax matters such as TP, information exchange between governments on tax matters and international cooperation. He also spent four years assisting the Chief Economist of SAT.

Practice Focus

Shanwu Yuan assists large multinational enterprises with operations in China and elsewhere on various TP issues, in particular advance pricing arrangements (APAs) and mutual agreement procedures (MAPs). He also works on other Chinese tax issues, including interfacing with the Chinese tax authorities on behalf of taxpayers.

Professional Honors

  • Tax Controversy Leader (US) - International Tax Review - Tax Controversy Leaders Guide (2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Asia Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year - International Tax Review (2016-2017)
  • Tax Controversy Leader (Hong Kong) - International Tax Review - Tax Controversy Leaders Guide (2014)


  • Durham University Business School (M.B.A.) (2001)
  • University of International Business and Economics of China (B.A.) (1995)


  • Chinese
  • English

Mr. Yuan has spoken at various conferences on transfer pricing and other topics on behalf of the SAT. He was in charge of drafting the China APA Annual Report at SAT.