Australia

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Transfer pricing
Baker McKenzie

Director Tom Brennan is specialising in transfer pricing practice. The transfer pricing team consists of both economists and lawyers that is well-known for its global coordinated approach to transfer pricing and is a dedicated point of contact for all Australian transfer pricing issues.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.

Deloitte Australia

Deloitte Australia is a tax advisory firm in that continues to work with the largest companies in Australia and globally on complex engagements. The transfer pricing team has two transfer pricing specialist partners, Geoff Gill and Stan Hales. Its global transfer pricing digital documentation platform has been revamped and enables consistency for multi-country documentation projects.

DLA Piper Australia

Partners Jock McCormack and Paul McNab cover the transfer pricing practice. The tax team has a strong capability in international tax practice as it is supported by its global team of more than 380 tax lawyers and economists. It also offers services including corporate tax law, business-related matters and corporate transactions. It serves clients covering the real estate, technology, insurance and funds sectors.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.

The team welcomed Paul McNab as tax partner in 2020. He has more than 30 years' experience advising clients on Australian taxation issues. He worked in PwC before he joined the team. 

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills provides a wide range of tax services such as transactional tax, tax disputes and indirect tax. Its clients cover various industries such as real estate, financial services, infrastructure, and energy and resources. It has built a strong relationship with local authorities, involving the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), State and Territory Revenue Offices and State and Federal Treasuries. Partner David Bond is the transfer pricing partner.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.

A couple of key changes to the team during the research period saw partner Aldrin De Zilva leave the team and the arrival of partners Zoe Chung and Jillian Gardner.

Johnson Winter & Slattery

The tax team provides various tax services such as M&A, tax disputes and litigation, corporate and international tax advice. Its clients cover a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, technology and fast-moving consumables sectors.

One recent example of the team’s work saw it working on a cross border tax matter, involving Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, New Zealand, UK and Ireland. The work included liaising with economists in Australia and in the US, and reviewing essential economic analysis, to negotiate with the ATO on fair transfer pricing rates for the client.

KPMG

KPMG Australia has over 800 tax professionals and offers tax services including corporate tax, transactions tax, indirect tax, R&D, international tax, employment taxes, also global mobility services. Its practice covers industry sectors including financial services, private equity, corporates, energy & natural resources, infrastructure, government and healthcare. Partner Frank Putrino is the transfer pricing specialist.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.

MinterEllison

The team at MinterEllison works on significant, complex domestic and international taxation issues including income tax, international tax and transfer pricing, tax controversy, capital gains tax, stamp duty, GST and other federal/state taxes. Key industries include infrastructure, government, real estate, health, education, energy and resources and financial services. Matt Andrew is the head of the transfer pricing practice.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.