Professor Graeme Cooper

Consultant Graeme Cooper joined Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills in 1992. His substantial expertise covers most areas of corporate and trust taxation, and is enhanced by extensive experience in tax policy formulation, tax law design and tax implementation.

Graeme provides clients and colleagues with specialised research support. He also prepares submissions to the Australian Government and other tax agencies on behalf of clients, and writes technical analyses of policy issues affecting clients’ interests.

A Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney, Graeme has worked with the Fiscal Affairs Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in France, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He has also worked as a consultant on various projects for the Australian Board of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Treasury and National Audit Office.

Graeme holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws with First Class Honours and a Diploma of Jurisprudence from the University of Sydney. He received his doctorate in law from Columbia University in New York. Before assuming his current position at the University of Sydney, Graeme lectured at various institutions in Australia, Belgium and the United States, including Harvard Law School. A member of The Tax Institute and the Law Council of Australia, he is the author of many articles published in Australian and international journals, as well as several books.