Grant Ashbrook

Director, NM Corp Tax North 1

KPMG in the UK

Grant is a specialist in the implementation of tax-effective business models for multinational companies. He has 12 years’ experience as a transfer pricing specialist with KPMG, working both in the UK and China. Grant's clients span the full range of sectors from construction to consumer businesses, travel and tourism to Private Equity

  • In the last 5 years, a particular focus of Grant's has been on developing an integrated tax, commercial and operational approach to transformation projects. This is reflected in the nature of many of his recent projects, which are typically large cross-border projects implementing and defending transfer pricing models.
  • Grant’s recent projects include implementing, and defending under tax authority audit, a global principal trading model, for a travel and tourism company, and developing a transfer pricing documentation model and process for Country by Country Reporting for a global group with in excess of 600 trading entities.
  • Grant has also led a multi-country transformation for a UK based consumer brand business. This included establishing a European principal company in the UK, and limited risk distributors across the rest of Europe, and overhauling trading flows with the US and the Far East.
  • Grant’s experience includes the post-implementation review of a number of centralised value chain models including mock tax authority audits, analysis of substance and model re-design following business changes.
  • Grant is a regular lecturer at Manchester University Business School where he lectures on international tax and supply chain tax issues. Grant also worked in Shanghai where he was seconded to KPMG’s Chinese transfer pricing team in 2007 to assist in developing their transfer pricing offering. 

Areas of expertise

Building and Construction Financial Services Investment Management National Markets Private Equity Travel, Leisure, Tourism

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