Michael is a Special Counsel in Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney office. He has over 20 years of corporate tax experience, specialising in international and M&A tax across a broad range of industries including financial services, real property and infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences.
Michael joined the firm in September 2018 after having been a Partner for almost a decade at two leading international professional services firms. During this time Michael spent 4 years as partner in residence in New York, leading a team of Australian tax specialists in advising US corporates and multinationals in respect of their investments into Australia.
He has significant experience in tax due diligence, structuring and implementing in-bound and outbound corporate transactions, including advising on all aspects of the controlled foreign company provisions. Michael has also assisted numerous clients in respect of matters under ATO review and in dispute.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a registered Tax Agent.