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Visiting practitioners & professors

Professor Jonathan Schwarz




Jonathan Schwarz is a Visiting Professor at King's College London. He practices as an English Barrister at Temple Tax Chambers in London. His practice focuses on international tax disputes as counsel and as an expert and advises on solving cross-border tax problems. He has been listed as a leading tax Barrister in both the Legal 500 by reference to recommendation for international corporate tax, and Chambers' Guide to the Legal Profession by reference to international transactions and particular expertise in transfer pricing as well as global recognition in Who’s Who Legal.

BA, LLB (Witwatersrand) LLM (University of California, Berkeley); Barrister of the Middle Temple; Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Barrister and Solicitor, Alberta, Canada; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

Appointments have included first vice president, International Fiscal Association; editorial advisory board, Business Law International, United Kingdom’s participant on the 2005-2006 joint OECD-IFA research project on Practical Application of Tax Treaties, chairman of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, editor FT World Tax Report; vice-chair, International Bar Association, Tax Section.

Selected Publications


Schwarz on Tax Treaties, 3rd Edition, CCH Wolters Kluwer (2013)

Booth and Schwarz: Residence, Domicile and UK Taxation, 17th Edition, Bloomsbury Professional Publishing Ltd (2013)

Transfer Pricing and Business Restructurings: Streamlining all the way, IBFD (2009) (Contributor)

CCH Annotated UK Double Tax Treaties (Consultant editor).

Tax Treatment of Tribunal Awards and Compromises In: Blackstone’s Employment Law Practice (Chapter 29) 2007 to 2011

Selected Recent Articles

'Tax Treaty Interpretation after Ben Nevis v HMRC Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation' - Volume 68 Number 1, January 2014, p 20

'Tax Treaties and payments on termination of employment'; Tax Adviser, November 2013, p 38

'Double Taxation in the European Single Market, Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation' - Volume 66 Number 4/5  April 2012, p 295

'Avoidance and Tax Treaties: Current UK Experience Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation' - Volume 65 Number 8 September 2011, p 453

'Rights and Powers: Protecting the Legitimate Interests of Taxpayers British' Tax Review [2009] (No 3) 307



  • International Tax Law
  • EU Tax Law
  • Transfer Pricing
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