Michael's extensive knowledge and experience in income tax, stamp duty and GST make him one of the most sought after advisors in the country.
Michael supports clients across a wide range of sectors including energy and resources, banking and gaming. Michael has advised clients such as Chevron, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Alumina, Vitol, Caltex, NAB, ANZ, Shell and ExxonMobil, Tabcorp and the Star Entertainment Group on a wide range of matters, both audit/litigation related and advisory based.
He has extensive expertise and experience in significant tax disputes for multinational companies as well as extensive expertise and experience in tax audits.
Michael's work highlights include:
- Caltex: successfully acted for Caltex in Federal Court proceedings against the ATO in relation to its entitlement to stewardship credits under the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000.
- Sharpcan: acted for Sharpcan in High Court proceedings against the ATO.
- BHP: acted for BHP in High Court proceedings against the ATO relating to the application of the Controlled Foreign Company rules.
- Major Real Estate Company: acting for a major real estate company on a significant stamp duty dispute.