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Lessons to be learned for litigators from tax cases in the last 12 months paper


This paper covers:

  • the onus and standard of proof 
  • Placer Dome – goodwill and “cats, dogs, rats and rabbits”
  • Harding – “a singular disagreement”
  • Resource Capital Fund IV – dealing with tax unicorns
  • BHP Billiton – tax and the art of “contextual conceptualisation”.

Author profiles

Paul Sokolowski CTA
Photo of author, Paul SOKOLOWSKI Paul is a partner and the national taxation practice leader at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Paul advises clients, including high-net-worth individuals, large private groups and public entities in tax reviews, audits, disputes and litigation, and in domestic and international transactions. Paul is a regular speaker and writer for the Tax Institute, and other organisations and publications. He actively contributes to tax policy, legislative, technical and administrative development and debate. In March this year, Paul won The Tax Institute’s 2019 Chartered Tax Advisor of the Year Award. - Current at 19 June 2019
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Andrew Spierings
Andrew is a law graduate with Arnol Bloch Leibler. - Current at 18 September 2019


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