Jonathan S. Schwarz


Practice Overview

Jonathan Schwarz focuses on international tax disputes as counsel and as an expert and advises on solving cross-border tax problems.


Specialisation: Double tax relief, tax treaties, transfer pricing, permanent establishments, cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, withholding taxes, residence, domicile, EU tax law, property investment, exploitation of intellectual property and digital economy taxation, shipping, air transportation and tonnage tax, internationally mobile employees and cross-border and pensions, entertainers and sportspeople, joint ventures and private equity, group structures, finance, CFCs, , investment funds and management, taxation international tax enforcement and exchange of information.

Professional Appointments: Visiting Professor –King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law. EU Commission Group of experts on removing tax problems facing individuals who are active across borders within the EU.

Major Publications: Author- Schwarz on Tax Treaties 4th Ed (CCH): definitive, in-depth analysis of tax treaties under UK EU and international law. Booth and Schwarz: Residence, Domicile and UK Taxation 18th Ed (Bloomsbury): the leading work on residence of individuals, companies partnerships and trusts.

Qualifications: BA, LLB (Witwatersrand), LLM (UC Berkeley), CTA(Fellow), Advocate- South Africa, Barrister & Solicitor- Alberta, Canada.


Read Jonathan’s blog: Kluwer International Tax Blog

Twitter: @SchwarzTax


Chambers and Partners: Commended for his ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of double tax treaties’ ‘he is an authority on transfer pricing tax treaties and domicile questions’


Privacy Notice: Please click here to view Jonathan Schwarz's Privacy Notice