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Alan Tam


Global Mobility

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+44 (0)20 3141 2798

I enjoy investing the time in getting to know my clients and becoming an extension of their team; working closely with them to deal with complexities that a globally mobile - and now a globally remote workforce - can bring.

Over 20 years’ experience, including time spent in house, has given me a unique perspective of the challenges faced day-to-day by many companies in managing an active global workforce.

During my time in global mobility, I have worked with a diverse portfolio from some of the largest and most well-known companies operating on a global basis to those companies expanding into new locations for the first time.

What I have enjoyed the most during my career is the opportunity to work in partnership with companies advising on the tax, social security, and payroll implications of their cross-border workforce at all levels of seniority, as well as supporting them in managing their global mobility functions cost effectively, ensuring good governance is in place and that all risks are properly managed. I’ve always believed a problem shared is a problem halved.

Specialist areas

  • Review and advice on global remote working arrangements
  • Advise on short term business visitors and non-resident directors
  • Effective management of global mobility functions including advice on appropriate policies, processes, and governance
  • Expatriate tax planning for employers and assignees
  • Advice on operating expatriate payrolls and managing cash flow
  • Advice on international social security

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Fellow of the Association of Tax Technicians
  • Chartered Tax Advisor
  • Distinction awarded in the ATT tax exams

I am based at

Covent Garden

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17 June 2022

The complexities of employee expenses

In this article we highlight some of the key areas relating to the management of employee expenses from an employer perspective. 

11 January 2022

The impact of globally remote work on the taxation of UK pensions

In this article we look at the impact of globally remote work on the taxation of UK pensions, and specifically auto-enrolment.

04 November 2021

Rishi Sunak needs to use the tax system to encourage greener behaviour

One of the most disappointing aspects of last week’s UK budget was that, in many respects, it did nothing from an environmental perspective.