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Christopher P Bowers

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Chris Bowers advises clients on all aspects of international tax planning and controversy. With many of the largest U.S. and foreign financial institutions as his clients, as well as large, multinational companies, he focuses on cross-border financing, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and foreign tax credit planning. Before joining the firm in 2006, he was a partner in the International Corporate Services Group in KPMG's Washington National Tax Office.

Chris is listed as one of the country's leading practitioners in the field of taxation by Chambers USA, which recognized him as "a beautiful writer with extraordinarily strong client skills." The publication also noted he has "tremendous technical ability and insight into the rules and regulations." Chris has co-authored several articles on a wide range of international topics, including managing cross-border service structures and Subpart F and PFIC issues, that have been published in leading tax journals, including Tax Management International Journal, Tax Notes and Tax Notes International. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Taxation, and was an adjunct professor of law for corporate taxation at the George Mason University School of Law in 2004.

Prior to entering private practice, Chris clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, and the Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

At University of Chicago Law School, Chris was a member of the Order of the Coif and articles editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. He graduated as valedictorian of his class from Fordham University.


Recent Developments in Cross Border Taxation, The Bloomberg BNA Tax Policy & Practice Summit, Washington, D.C. (Nov. 14, 2012)


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Tax (2009-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law (2013)
  • Legal 500: Tax Controversy (2012)

  • Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • The University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor, High Honors (1997)
  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude (1994)
Christopher P Bowers is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Tax Planning for the Provision of Cross-Border Services - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018

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