"We have a long history of working with Clayton Utz, and they consistently deliver high-quality corporate legal and tax structuring advice for us," goes on to maintain: "The greatest strength of the Clayton Utz partners is their deep involvement in the detail, their availability 24/7, and the fact that when you pay for the partner, you get the partner." Chambers 2022

"Clayton Utz understand our key issues in a situation and so can allocate additional resource to the priority areas and provide a good balance between black-letter legal advice and commercial solutions to situations." Chambers 2022

We're known as "one of the leading tax practices in Australia" by Chambers Global and a practice that "regularly advises on large, complex and sensitive disputes, transactions and projects for prominent corporate clients" by AP Legal 500. Our highly experienced tax advisory lawyers look beyond the traditional to create innovative tax solutions that best fit our clients' business needs, no matter how complex, while securing compliance.

Our fully integrated advisory service spans all areas where tax issues may arise – including M&A, funds management, property funds, private equity, private public partnerships, infrastructure, cross-border and transfer pricing – for Australian and international businesses, from structuring at the start of a transaction through to post-completion, including engaging with the tax authorities for lodgements and compliance.

We consider the spectrum of taxation issues that arises in constantly changing domestic and international tax regimes – including income tax, GST, stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax, excise, royalties, FBT, withholding tax, and PRRT – to craft tax strategies informed by our broad knowledge of property funds, trusts, tax controversy, tax litigation accounting, financial services, insolvency and all corporate / M&A law aspects of taxation.

Our taxation lawyers work closely with other specialist areas, such as corporate, banking & financial services, funds management, energy and resources and private equity, so our clients get tax advice that works with all aspects of their transactions and business. And when a tax dispute arises, our specialist tax litigators can manage and resolve it.


  • Chambers Asia Pacific: Ranked Band 1 (2022)
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Tier 2 - Tax (2021)
  • International Tax Review Awards: Named an Impact Deal of the Year - Bain Capital acquisition of Virgin Australia (2021)

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