John Zhang

John (Xin)



John (Xin) Zhang joined Kroll (previously Duff & Phelps) in May 2017. He is a director in the transfer pricing practice based in Singapore, with extensive transfer pricing experience throughout southeast Asia and Greater China area.

John participated in various value chain transformation and IP restructuring projects for global-scale multinational corporation (MNC) clients to achieve an optimal effective tax rate for the Asia-Pacific region in a sustainable manner. He also assisted many median-sized MNCs and high-tech regional start-ups clients to design or re-design their transfer pricing system with practical guidance on policy implementation. John managed and executed hundreds of transfer pricing documentation in compliance with OECD and/or various country-specific requirements, such as the preparation of Masterfile/local documentation. He also assisted MNC clients with professional defense and dispute resolution services to deal with transfer pricing audits by tax authorities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

John's experience covers a wide range of industries, including investment fund management, commodity trading, logistics and shipping, hotel and hospitality, E-commerce services, FMCG, semiconductors, electricals/electronics production, construction and engineering, IT consulting, industrial products manufacturing and distribution, etc. John also has an established reputation in Singapore in advising more than a dozen of Chinese MNCs of various kinds (including State-owned and private company groups) on transfer pricing planning and documentation covering financial transactions from inter-company loan, cash-pooling, guarantee fee and derivative trading compensation allocation.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, John was senior manager of Quantera Global. Before Quantera Global, John worked in PwC’s transfer pricing group in Singapore and Shanghai. He has been a dedicated transfer pricing practitioner over the past 15 years to serve a great varieties of MNC clients in value chain transformation, IP restructuring, transfer pricing planning, documentation and dispute resolution in Asia.

John has been recognized with the “World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers” in Singapore from the 2021 Expert Guides published by Euromoney for being nominated to be the best in his field based on his work and reputation evaluated by his clients and peers.

John is a science-trained graduate with a Bachelor degree from School of Pharmacy, Fudan University in P.R. China, and is certified to have passed all subjects of the professional stage of the CPA Examination of P.R. China.


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