Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Joy Svasti-Salee, CTA, FCA

Visiting Professorial Fellow

Email: j.e.svasti-salee@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Joy Svasti-Salee is an international tax law specialist, now retired from practice, with extensive experience advising UK and US parented multinational groups on their international tax affairs.

She qualified as a member of both the Institute of Taxation and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales whilst training with Thompson, Jenner and Company in Exeter in 1980.

She joined KPMG's London tax consultancy practice and became a Tax Partner in 1990 and later served as UK Head of International Tax and a core member of KPMG's European Tax Centre for over 10 years.  She then spent three interesting years helping Grant Thornton LLP develop their international tax specialisation and six years with Ernst and Young LLP as a Director with a significant involvement in knowledge and innovation.

Joy has always been interested in teaching and has been a visiting professorial fellow at CCLS since 2005.

Postgraduate Teaching

  • QLLM062 International Tax Law
  • QLLM162 Intellectual Property Taxation
  • QLLM195 Transfer Pricing


Research Interests:

Joy's main interest lies in how policy and practice in tax have developed and what that might mean for the future of international tax law.

She has a keen interest in the current G20/OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project and the future direction of Transfer Pricing.


  • Joy Svasti-Salee, 'International Corporate Tax Law … Enters a Period of Unprecedented Change' [September 2016] Tax Planning International Bloomberg BNA
  • Joy Svasti-Salee, ‘Around the world in 13 reports’ [March 2016] Tax Adviser 30
  • Craig McAree and Joy Svasti-Salee, ‘United Kingdom’ in IFA, Conflicts in the Attribution of Income to a Person (Vol 92B, IFA Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International 2007).

Public Engagement

  • Chair, International Taxes Sub-committee, Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Member, Technical Committee, Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Member, International Fiscal Association UK Branch Committee
  • Member of the Institute of Tax Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.