Media Release: Clayton Utz attracts leading tax controversy specialist Angela Wood to the partnership

09 Aug 2021

Melbourne, 10 August 2021: Clayton Utz has recruited top tax controversy lawyer Angela Wood from KPMG Law as a partner in our national Taxation practice.

Angela has over 20 years' experience in specialist tax controversy work, with a reputation for successfully managing, negotiating and resolving significant and complex tax disputes on behalf of multinationals, ASX-listed corporates, private equity funds and private groups.  She has deep tax litigation experience, having run significant Federal, State and High Court matters for both the Commissioner of Tax and for taxpayers.  Angela was most recently both the National Lead Partner and ASPAC Regional Lead Partner for Tax Controversy for KPMG Law.

Joining Angela from KPMG Law, where he was Director - Tax Controversy, is Special Counsel Andy Bubb.  A specialist in all aspects of federal and state tax disputes, Andy is experienced in advising large corporates and individuals in complex tax disputes from the audit and investigation stage through to litigation.

Welcoming Angela and Andy to the team, Clayton Utz National Practice Group Leader - Taxation, Andrew Sommer, said:

Two highly respected and experienced tax litigators such as Angela and Andy are a natural fit for our team, adding their skills to our expanding controversy practice and complementing our first-rate front-end tax capability.  Together they offer our clients a deep understanding of how the regulatory environment operates, and a strong track record in navigating tax disputes successfully and efficiently.  We're pleased they have chosen Clayton Utz as their new home.

Angela and Andy will be based in the Clayton Utz Melbourne office, joining partner Amber Agustin and her team.

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