Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman

Tim Sherman is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in income tax. He has been closely involved in a range of tax work including corporate acquisitions and disposals, restructures, capital raisings and international tax. He also has extensive experience in relation to employee and executive share and option schemes.

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Recent matters

  • Energy group on the sale of a coal mine and power station
  • Private equity on sale of Australian services group
  • Private equity on the sale of health care business
  • Private equity on the acquisition of construction business
  • Private equity on the sale of retail group
  • Listed Australian target on the tax aspects of takeover by offshore group
  • Multinational pharma group on the Australian tax consequences of its global demerger
  • Services firm on the sale of their business to multinational group
  • Multinational manufacturing company on Australian refinancing
  • Onshore and offshore issuers on debt issuances in the Australian capital markets
  • Corporates structuring and implementation of a number of executive and employee share and option schemes.


  • CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Chartered Tax Adviser.


  • 1995: Bachelor of Commerce and Laws, University of Queensland
  • 1996 - 2000: Tax Consultant, KPMG
  • 1998: Master of Laws, University of Queensland
  • 2000: Admitted as a Chartered Accountant
  • 2001: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2002-2009: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Melbourne, London and Sydney)
  • 2007: Doctor of Juridical Science, University of Melbourne (Thesis topic: Effect of the tax consolidation regime on the disposal of a company from a corporate group)
  • 2009-2013: Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • 2013 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons.


Legal insights

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Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key tax changes for corporates and business.

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Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key tax changes for international business.

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Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key announcements regarding open banking and technology.

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