Mark is a Tax Partner in the Corporate team.
With over two decades of experience in the field, he is an accomplished international tax lawyer. Mark spent his formative years working in top-tier private practice before moving to senior in-house tax roles for globally recognised companies.
Mark is committed to crafting equitable and sustainable tax operating models for organisations. His approach is centred on transparency, actively engaging with tax authorities in the countries of operation. He works with clients to ensure their tax-operating model is aligned with their overall business strategy.
Mark has multi-national expertise; he has lived and worked in Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai and London, and his experience extends further through collaborative engagements with tax authorities across the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, North and South America, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, China, Korea, and Japan.
Examples of how Mark has supported clients include:
- Tax structuring and strategic investment structures for acquisitions nationally and internationally, including overall tax advice on M&A work relating to Sale and Purchase Agreements and tax warranties and covenants arising from tax due diligence;
- Tax effective pre-sale/post-acquisition (or disposal) company reorganisations taking into account ongoing contractual obligations, commercial requirements, and changes in the tax law;
- Representing companies in tax audits, ranging from VAT, Corporation Tax and Transfer Pricing. Proactively reaching out to tax authorities to communicate the company’s tax operating model so as to reduce the perceived business (tax) risk rating by the tax authority.
- Coordination of Transfer Pricing documentation, exchange of information between countries’ tax authorities and unilateral or bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements between countries’ tax authorities.