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Briefing an expert - Don't pay twice for your valuation report presentation


This presentation covers:

  • what to consider when choosing an expert
  • how to engage and appropriately instruct an expert
  • finalising the expert’s report
  • what happens when a matter goes to court?

Author profiles

Sarah Blakelock
Photo of author, Sarah Blakelock Sarah is a Partner in KPMG Law’s Tax Dispute and Controversy practice. Sarah has more than 17 years’ experience focusing on the prevention, management and resolution of tax disputes. She specializes in risk reviews and audit management, evidence gathering, tax risk and corporate governance as well as alternate dispute resolution and litigation across all taxes, including State taxes. Sarah acts for multinational enterprises, ASX listed companies, large corporates, leading financial institutions, private groups and high net wealth individuals as well as previously for the Commissioner of Taxation across all industries. Sarah is one of the few tax practitioners in Australia with experience in managing and resolving multi-jurisdictional disputes by international arbitration and complex international regulatory investigations (across Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom). Sarah is recognized in Best Lawyers – Tax Law 2017 and 2018; Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Tax (Tax Controversy) – 2016, 2017; International Tax Review – World Tax Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017; Chambers and Partners – Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific and is also a Harvard trained negotiator. - Current at 23 January 2018
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Brian Wood
Brian Wood, is a Chartered Accountant and partner at KordaMentha Forensic. Prior to joining KordaMentha in 2012, Brian was a director in the Forensic division of KPMG. Brian specialises in the provision of forensic accounting services to law firms, government and major corporations, and has over 14 years of experience in valuations, economic loss assessments, forensic reviews of contracts and payments, post-acquisition disputes and accounting investigations. His experience as an expert is extensive, including engagements in the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Court of Arbitration. - Current at 24 November 2014


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