Investigations & Disputes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills and Herbert Smith Freehills form a single dedicated Australian tax investigations and disputes team. Together, we provide comprehensive and strategic advice at all stages of a tax investigation or dispute. 


Our market leading offering 

Greenwoods is Australia’s leading tax services firm. Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading global law firm with an exceptional global dispute resolution practice.

In complex tax investigations and disputes, our clients benefit from our firms' unique combined offering of outstanding tax technical expertise and litigation experience. The outstanding quality of our combined team was recently recognised by the International Tax Review at their 2016 Asia Tax Awards where we were named best firm for Litigation and Disputes in Australia.

Our experience 

Our team has experience advising many of Australia’s leading taxpayers through all stages of tax investigations: from requests for information through to objections, appeals and settlement negotiations. Our experience extends to direct and indirect taxation and customs duty issues as well as international cross border disputes and transfer pricing. 

Our recent experience includes representing clients in a number of high profile tax cases. However, often our greatest successes are when we are able to work with clients to negotiate advantageous settlements of major issues with tax authorities. 

Our team 

Our team has the technical tax expertise and litigation expertise to provide the best advice at every stage of a tax investigation or dispute so as to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients. 

Our clients benefit from our deep understanding of the technical tax issues as well as our industry-specific forensic and strategic insights. 

Our client service offering 

We aim to maintain the highest level of client service on every engagement and work alongside our clients in an open and collaborative manner. 

Our commitment to client service has been independently verified by our success at the Financial Review Client Choice Awards. These awards are voted on entirely by clients. Our firms are also regularly recognised in tax and legal industry awards.