Duan Tao (Daisy)


Areas of practice

Ms. Daisy Duan specializes in PRC tax and business advisory services.

Daisy has more than 17 years’ experience in the tax field, mainly providing tax advice for MNCs, domestic/foreign enterprises and individuals. Specifically, her service scope includes tax consultation and planning for non-resident enterprises, tax planning for cross-border investments, M&A and restructuring projects, establishment and dismantling of red-chip structures, privatization projects, wealth management of high net worth individuals, equity incentive, asset securitization, and turnover tax, as well as tax due diligence and tax dispute resolution. Daisy has rich experience in assisting enterprises in coping with tax inspection, transfer pricing investigation, anti-tax avoidance investigation as well as tax administrative review/litigation and has successfully represented clients to accomplish a number of highly challenging tax dispute cases. Daisy’s clients cover diversified fields including but not limited to medicine, finance, culture and entertainment, real estate, Internet, energy and manufacturing.

Daisy has published a number of professional articles in respect of transfer pricing, tax dispute resolution as well as M&A/restructuring and cross-border tax issues, some of which were published by international publishing houses.

Daisy has been repeatedly named as one of the “ highly recommended lawyers” in the field of tax in China by Legal 500 and was awarded as “Leading Lawyers” in the tax field by Chamber Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2021.

Work experience

Prior to joining King & Wood in 2009, Daisy worked as a Senior Consultant for a Big 4 Accounting Firm from 2003 to 2008, then worked as a consultant for the Beijing Representative Office of a well-known German Law Firm.

Daisy graduated from Nankai University in 2000 where she majored in English for Foreign Trade. In 2003, she acquired a Master Degree in Law from Nankai University. Daisy is a PRC Certified Tax Agent and is licensed to practice law in the PRC.

Daisy’s working languages are English and Mandarin.


Legal insights

On January 17, 2020, the PRC Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly issued the Announcement on Individual Income Tax Policies Relating to Foreign Income (关于境外所得有关个人所得税政策的公告)...

17 August 2020

A new tax deferral policy providing a temporary waiver of EIT.

11 April 2018

On 1 April 2018, the Announcement of the State Administration of Taxation on Issues Relating to "Beneficial Owner" in Tax Treaties , (“Announcement 9”) came into force.

30 March 2018

This tax reform will have a profound impact on the economic landscape of America and the world at large.

06 February 2018

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