Edwin T. Whatley

Partner
Edwin T. Whatley

Edwin Whatley leads Baker & McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in Tokyo and is highly experienced in both US and Japanese tax law. He is recognized as a leader in his field by the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Tax Directors Handbook and Chambers Asia. Mr. Whatley has authored numerous articles on US and Japanese tax and regularly speaks on tax matters at international conferences and seminars. He is actively involved in pro bono work, including assistance on various matters to the California, Georgia and Tokyo Bar Association. Prior to joining the Tokyo office, Mr. Whatley worked in the Firm’s San Francisco practice.

Mr. Whatley focuses on international taxation, corporate and international tax planning, transfer pricing and tax controversies for Japanese and foreign corporations. He also works with clients on reorganizations and acquisitions in Japan. Mr. Whatley advises on transfer pricing analysis and controversies, and helps Japanese multinationals on foreign tax issues. He is seasoned in unilateral and bilateral transfer pricing matters involving Japan, the US and other countries. Mr. Whatley also handles tax structuring, preparation of documentation, and Japanese tax rulings to reduce or eliminate withholding tax on transactions in software and other intangibles, as well as Japanese consumption tax and customs.

Education:
J.D., Stanford University (1990) 
A.B., Harvard University (1981)