James is a principal at the Maples Group in Luxembourg, where he is head of the Luxembourg Tax group. He advises Fortune 500 companies, private equity, real estate funds and start-ups on many aspects of Luxembourg taxation, including holding activities, cross border financing, IP planning, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. James also focuses on updating tax structures to robustly comply with BEPS, economic substance and transfer pricing.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
James joined the Maples Group in 2018. He was previously a principal in the Tax group at AMMC Law and, prior to that, was a Director of the International Tax Team of a Big Four firm in Luxembourg. James began his career in Silicon Valley, California.
1999 - Admitted to the Florida Bar
Not admitted to practise law in Luxembourg
New York University, School of Law, US, LL.M. in Taxation, 1999
University of Florida, College of Law, US, J.D. with Honors, 1997
University of Florida, US, B.A., 1993
Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee and Tax Committee.
Member of American Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg A.S.B.L (AMCHAM).
Member of the International Fiscal Association – Luxembourg Branch.
Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Luxembourg Branch.
Luxembourg Publishes Draft Law on DAC 6
Luxembourg Publishes Draft Law for ATAD 2 Expanding Anti-hybrid Rules
Funds and Investment Management Update - Ireland and Luxembourg - Q2 2019
International Tax Update - April 2019
Luxembourg Ratifies the BEPS Multilateral Instrument
Luxembourg Introduces Beneficial Ownership Register Regime