The Ashurst Australia team engages in APAs in order to assist clients with tax disputes avoidance. The transfer pricing team tailors advice to ensure that clients maximise their tax benefits and manage risk in an appropriate way. The firm takes advantage of well-established principles to help businesses manage their own tax rates. Some of partners also sit on OECD, EU and regional committees.
Dixon Hearder leads the transfer pricing practice at Baker McKenzie. Its practice covers such things as APAs, audit defence and transfer pricing disputes and advisory. The team has a strong global network and can work with more than 250 professionals specialising in transfer pricing issues. The multidisciplinary practice is comprised of economists, accountants, valuation experts, direct and indirect tax specialists. The practice also includes legal experts in intellectual property, corporate law, contracts, employment and dispute resolution.
The firm hired five practitioners and Simone Bridges was promoted to be a partner in recent years.
The team at Deloitte Australia is comprised of more than 80 professionals. Jacques Van Rhyn and John Band specialise in oil and gas area; Fiona Craig, Paul Riley and David Letos specialise in the mining and agribusiness areas; Geoff Gill, Stan Hales and Ockie Olivier specialise in the financial services and transactions area; Cam Smith, Soulla McFall and Aparna Rao specialise in the consumer business area. In addition, the team also has a strong capability to deal with APAs and disputes issues in Australian market.
Deloitte successfully represented a client dealing with unilateral APA issues by negotiating with the ATO.
Stan Hales joined the firm as a partner for financial services transfer pricing recently. Caton Walker and Brett Gilshenan also joined the firm as account directors, while Robert Mastroianni joined as a senior manager.
Partner Jock McCormack leads transfer pricing practice at DLA Piper Australia. James Newnham, Eddie Ahn and Kenny Mui are key professionals at firm. It helps clients on APAs, supply chain planning, tax impact modelling and valuations. The team is supported by its global team of more than 400 tax lawyers and economists. It is active in various industries such as real estate, technology, insurance and funds.
Greenwoods established the transfer pricing practice team in 2018. It is led by David Bond, who joined the firm from KPMG. It provides services such as transfer pricing policy changes, improved documentation defences and strategies for effective engagement with the ATO.
During the research period the team helped BHP dealing with a transfer pricing issue related to dispute area.
Richard Gelski and Andy Milidoni lead transfer pricing practice at Johnson Winter & Slattery. Its practice includes transfer pricing risk review, APAs and advisory.
The team is helping a client on its transfer pricing positions regarding international related party dealings within the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it also assisted a client with APA issues in relation to all divisions such as application drafts and the final APAs negotiation.
Senior associate Kimberly Levi and partner Reynah Tang left the firm in 2019. Georgia Whiteside joined the firm as an associate.
The team at TP Equilibrium is led by Leslie Prescott-Haar. She specialises in APA and transfer pricing audit in both Australia and New Zealand. She also helps clients on material IP, business restructuring and financial transactions. Other key practitioners are Stefan Sunde and Sophie Day. Its practice covers APAs, MAPs and transfer pricing audit. The team is allied with Duff & Phelps to provide better practices related to valuation, risk management and corporate finance. Its clients cover various industries such as retail, manufacturing and financial services.
The team has helped several clients on APAs and business restructuring in 2019. One case saw it assisting a client regarding business restructuring changes and post-restructuring IP arrangements.