Vaughn Barber 冯栢文

A fluent Mandarin speaker, Vaughn has extensive experience leading global teams to assist Chinese state-owned and privately-owned companies conduct large-scale overseas M&A transactions in various sectors including energy and power, mining, financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure. Recent landmark transactions that Vaughn has advised on include CNOOC Limited in respect of its USD 15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc and CITIC Securities in respect of its USD 1.2 billion acquisition of CLSA.

An experienced international tax professional, one of the leading tax advisers in China listed in the Expert Guide published by Legal Media, and an Asialaw 2013 Leading Lawyer, Vaughn joined KPMG Hong Kong from Australia in 1996 and became a partner in July 2000. After working in Hong Kong for nearly 15 years Vaughn relocated to Beijing in early 2011 where he continues to provide tax advisory services to Chinese outbound investors.

Vaughn is currently a director of the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He also served as a member of the Study Group established by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre from 2007 to assess the business competitiveness of Hong Kong’s tax system and provide recommendations on tax policy changes and priorities.

He is a regular speaker and commentator on China outbound matters and is the author of KPMG’s highly successful report: The Dream Goes On: Rethinking China’s Globalization (大潮汹涌,梦想可及——再思中国企业全球化).

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Global Chair, KPMG Global China Practice, Head of Infrastructure, China
Director of AustCham Beijing (China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing)

Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants