Daniel Slater
Special Counsel, Melbourne
Daniel is one of Australia's emerging leaders in tax risk management, controversy and litigation. He draws on experience acting for both large corporates and the Commissioner of Taxation to provide strategic and commercial advice.

Daniel has recently advised multinationals in the pharmaceuticals, resources and infrastructure industries in respect of major related party cross border financing arrangements. He regularly acts for the Commissioner of Taxation in Part IVC taxation appeals and declaratory proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court.

Daniel regularly:

  • represents taxpayers to successfully obtain private binding rulings on complex areas of the tax law including debt, equity and conduit foreign income from the Commissioner of Taxation including managing early engagement processes;
  • advises large inbound multinationals in major transfer pricing and anti-avoidance audits including advising on the provisions relating to the ATO’s information gathering powers;
  • instructs leading lawyers across the Asia-Pacific region including town agent firms in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea in respect of public international law, cross border debt recovery, sequestration and declaratory proceedings.