Richard Snowden

Richard Snowden

Richard Snowden is a tax partner in the Sydney Office and has over 25 years experience in the application of taxation law in the areas of federal income tax, goods and services tax and state taxes.

Richard is the adviser to a number of major domestic and foreign corporations in a range of different industries on domestic and international tax issues and has been involved in many large M&A transactions.

Richard is a well known specialist in the financial services and funds management sectors where he regularly advises on range of issues including debt and capital raisings, structured and financial products, leasing and hybrid securities.

Recent presentations

Richard has presented at the following recent seminars:

  • Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax - 28 October 2009
  • IFSA - Investment Management Regime - 15 September 2009
  • Current tax issues for funds - 8 September 2009.

Show moreShow less

In 2003 Richard was appointed a joint adviser along with NSW Treasury and the University of NSW to the People's Republic of China on international tax reform.
Richard has also lectured in tax and commerce at the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University and is the author of numerous technical articles on taxation. Recently he was the contributing author to "Corporate Taxation - International" (Lexis Nexis 2007) and "Tax on Inbound Investment" (Law Business Research 2007). He has been recognised for a number of years as a leading Australian tax adviser by Euromoney's International Tax Review.

Recent matters

Richard has worked closely with numerous major listed companies, investment banks and fund managers. He has been a key adviser in a number of significant recent deals such as the acquisition of the Four Seasons and Intercontinental Hotel Groups in Australia. He has also been a key tax adviser to Federal and State Treasuries on tax reform and liaised extensively with Government on behalf of industry and professional associations.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in the High Court of Australia
  • Business Law Committee and Taxation Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Challis and TIA No.1 tax discussion groups
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Law Society of New South Wales.


  • 1983: Bachelor of Commerce (Merit) and Laws, University of New South Wales
  • 1987: Master of Laws (Honours), University of Sydney
  • 1983 - 2004: Ernst & Young including 15 years as a partner, 10 years as a practice leader for the banking and finance tax group and a member of the E&Y Global Financial Services Committee
  • 2004 - 2008: Henry Davis York - Partner in Charge of Taxation.


Legal insights

Infrastructure spending has been a major focus of this Budget, with significant road and rail projects totalling $14 billion over the next 4 years.

06 October 2020

The Government has introduced a range of corporate tax measures that are focused on providing tax relief for businesses, with the ultimate aim of creating jobs.

06 October 2020

The much-awaited Government response to the Productivity Commission review and Royal Commission recommendations has been announced,

06 October 2020

The Budget has brought forward the Government’s Personal Income Tax Plan, implementing further personal tax cuts for low to middle income earners.

06 October 2020

This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.