Taxpayer Rights: IFA & Tax Group Seminar
Level 9, Room 920
Melbourne Law School, Building 106
185 Pelham Street
6 - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking
6.30pm: Speakers commence
You are invited to a panel discussion on Taxpayer Rights, with special guest Ali Naroozi, Inspector-General of Taxation, following the recent release of the IGT report on this topic. Helen Symons QC prepared a recent IFA national report on the topic for the IFA Congress. Panelists Andrew Mills, Niv Tadmore (Melbourne event only) and Hugh Paytner (Sydney event only), are leading experts from the legal profession and Australian Tax Office, and will also discuss the topic from their perspective.
This event will also be held in Sydney on Wednesday 5th April, 6pm-8pm. If you would like to attend the SYDNEY event, please contact Elizabeth Hennessey directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh Paynter, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Hugh Paynter is a Partner in the Sydney Disputes practice of Herbert Smith Freehills. He has been practicing in the area of tax investigations and disputes since 2002. This has included significant Part IVA litigation as well as more recently a range of tax cases for major Australian and foreign corporates across a range of issues, including transfer pricing, exploration deductions, thin capitalisation, tax treaties and R&D. (Sydney event only)
Niv Tadmore, Partner, Clayton Utz
Partner, Clayton Utz
Niv Tadmore, Partner, Clayton Utz. Niv advises on a broad range of tax issues, including crossborder investments, digital commerce, energy and resources projects, transfer pricing and engagement and dispute resolution with the ATO. He is a member of the Treasury BEPS Advisory Group and a member of Central IFA Executive Committee. (Melbourne event only)
Andrew Mills, Second Commissioner
Andrew Mills started in the role of Second Commissioner in March 2014. Andrew has overall responsibility for the ATO’s law practice, including law interpretation, dispute resolution and the ATO’s role in policy and law design. Andrew has over 30 years of experience in taxation including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession.
Helen Symon, QC
Helen Symon QC is one of the most experienced taxation silks in Australia, practising in both an advisory and a disputes context across the full range of tax law. She appears regularly in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. In recognition of her leadership as an advocate, Helen was named in Best Lawyers 2015 and 2016 – Litigation. Her style in written and oral advocacy has been, variously, described as elegant, sophisticated, subtle and accomplished.
Mr Ali Naroozi, Inspector-General of Taxation
Mr Ali Naroozi
Inspector-General of Taxation
Mr Noroozi was appointed as the IGT for an initial term of five years on 6 November 2008. On 6 November 2013 Mr Noroozi was reappointed to the role for a further term of five years. Mr Noroozi holds degrees in Engineering and Law, including a Masters of Law specialising in taxation. Prior to his appointment as the IGT, Mr Noroozi had gained more than 15 years of experience working in taxation, including working at leading international accounting and law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom.