Fred Gander is a US tax adviser in KPMG's Washington National Tax, principal-in-charge Europe and the Middle East. He has 30 years of experience advising clients on a very broad array of US international and in-bound tax matters. He has been practising US tax in London since 1991, prior to which he practiced in Washington DC.
Mr Gander's practice includes advising multinational corporations, financial institutions and investment funds on their cross-border transactions and business operations. In particular, he assists multinational corporate groups in implementing cross-border and US in-bound mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, and dispositions. He also has extensive experience in structuring cross-border financings, intellectual property transactions and tax-efficient profit repatriation strategies. He regularly advises on international tax treaty matters and the US taxation of financial instruments and derivatives. His 20+ years of experience working in Europe has given him an extensive knowledge of European tax rules and issues.
In relation to US in-bound investment Mr Gander advises US based multinational corporations, financial institutions and investment funds with respect to a wide range of US international tax issues, including foreign tax credit utilization, the controlled foreign corporation rules and general international tax planning.
Mr Gander is a regular speaker at international tax conferences in Europe and the US and in 2012 became a visiting lecturer on taxation at the London School of Economics. He obtained a BS in accounting at Georgetown University in 1981 (magna cum laude), and received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986 (magna cum laude).