John Fickling practices in taxation law and taxation law matters also involving contractual, corporations, constitutional and administrative law issues. John appears in matters involving the Australian Taxation Office and Office of State Revenue, provides taxation law advice, drafts correspondence and submissions and negotiates settlements with the revenue authorities.
John has practised in taxation law for 17 years, four of which were spent in London providing time-sensitive and commercially driven taxation advice to US and European global investment banks on cross-border acquisitions, financing, restructures and capital raisings.
John regularly advises on the potential application of and taxpayer defence strategies for Part IVA including regularly working with Queen's Counsel and Senior Counsel to provide opinions and appear before the courts.
John's practice includes negotiating with the ATO in respect of the issue of rulings for complex financial products and corporate restructures.
John holds a Master of Laws with first class honours, in corporate and international taxation law, and is a recipient of the Advanced Taxation Law prize from Melbourne Law School. John has lectured and tutored in taxation law at Melbourne Law School and has presented at seminars on cross-border tax structuring in Australia, London and NY.