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Jones Day adds group of eight tax controversy lawyers, led by Dr. Niv Tadmore, in Firm’s Melbourne Office

May 2019




Standing (from left to right): Richard Keys (Associate), Ben Lancaster (Of Counsel), Astrid Noll (Secretary), Vicky McKenzie (Secretary), Dr. Niv Tadmore (Partner), Kipling Milton (Associate) Seated (from left to right): Alexandra Fraser (Associate), Steven Small (Of Counsel), Simon Bowden (Of Counsel) Not photographed: Elena Ciavarella (Secretary) and Eloise Verbeek (Associate)

The global law firm Jones Day has expanded and enhanced its worldwide tax law capabilities with the addition of a group of eight tax controversy lawyers, led by Dr. Niv Tadmore, who will join the Firm's Melbourne Office.

The group includes of counsels Steven Small, Simon Bowden, and Benjamin Lancaster; and associates Alexandra Fraser, Kipling Milton, Richard Keys, and Eloise Verbeek. All will be part of Jones Day’s Tax Practice.

Widely recognized as one of the region's leading tax lawyers, Dr. Tadmore advises on the resolution of tax disputes, international tax, transfer pricing, and engagement with revenue authorities. He is a Vice President of the International Fiscal Association, a member of the Australian Tax Office’s Dispute Resolution and APA Working Groups, and a member of the NYU International Tax Program Practice Council.  Dr. Tadmore has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (Band 1), Best Lawyers in Australia, Who’s Who Legal, and Doyle.

"We are excited to add this outstanding group of lawyers to our global tax team located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Our multinational clients are facing more complex tax disputes, with increasing cooperation among revenue authorities. Niv is a widely respected and seasoned tax dispute resolution lawyer, and our new Australian tax group is routinely involved in high stakes cross border tax controversy for leading corporations. They share our client-driven focus. We look forward to working with them to offer our clients even more innovative solutions to their challenges,” says Joe Goldman co-leader of Jones Day’s Tax Practice. 

"Niv Tadmore is a world renowned tax controversy lawyer. Needless to say, in today’s global tax environment, clients need independent legal advice on how to deal with increasingly complex global tax regimes. In joining Jones Day, Niv and his colleagues will work with an exceptional group of tax professionals," says Tim L'Estrange, Partner-In-Charge of Jones Day's Melbourne office. "Niv and his team bring experience and insights and will be invaluable resources for our local and global clients.”

Commenting on his group’s arrival to Jones Day, Dr. Tadmore said, “The global tax environment is more dynamic than it has ever been, becoming more harmonious in terms of rules, and yet many of these rules are fuzzy and many countries are supplementing these rules with unilateral measures. Clients seek global, coordinated, and seamless advice that is multi-jurisdictional in terms of experience, knowledge, depth, and execution. As a group with diverse skills, backgrounds, and personalities, we all like what we do, we like working together, and we live and breathe international tax. Jones Day’s cross-jurisdictional approach to collaborative client service is one big reason we are here. Other reasons include, of course, the Firm’s incredible reputation for client service and its formidable talent across jurisdictions and practices around the world. Jones Day is a perfect fit.”

In more than 18 years of practice, Mr. Small has been involved in a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters including income tax, payroll tax, customs, charitable exemptions, and more. Mr. Bowden has advised clients in the business, government and not-for-profit sectors on a wide variety of tax compliance and audit issues. Mr. Lancaster has been featured as a 30 Under 30 Awards finalist by Lawyers Weekly and is a winner of the La Trobe University Blake Dawson Corporations Law Prize.

Ms. Fraser has had a hand in resolving tax disputes for clients ranging from multinational corporations to high-profile individuals. Throughout his career, Mr. Milton has trained colleagues to adapt to legislative changes and has built close working relationships with various organizations and external counsel, including the Solicitor General of New Zealand. In addition to his dedicated tax dispute experience, Mr. Keys has also advised various individuals and multinational businesses on restructuring procedures and succession planning. Following her admission to practice, Ms. Verbeek worked briefly with the Victoria State Revenue Office.

"We're very fortunate to be adding Niv and his talented team of tax lawyers to our ranks," says Chris Ahern, regional Partner-In-Charge, Australia. "The abundance of skill, experience, and fresh insights that this new tax team offers is sure to further the Firm's presence in Australia and beyond."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

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