Tim Lynch
Partner*, Brisbane
I work with clients to manage complex tax affairs in an efficient, sustainable and defendable way, while achieving commercial goals.

I have been practising tax for over 24 years across in Auckland, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane (since 2011). My experience spans a wide spectrum of international and Australasian organisations, including within agriculture, financial services, retail, consumer markets, life sciences, technology, services, industrials, health, education, property, energy and natural resources industries. These range from major corporations, multinationals to small-medium family businesses.

My areas of expertise include helping clients address tax issues relating to the sale and purchase of businesses, tax structuring, capital management, ATO engagement, tax planning as well as identifying tax-efficient inbound and outbound investment structures and financing.

  • Tax partner at a Big 4 accounting firm for 10 years providing advice to private, ASX listed and multinational organisations.
  • Led the tax aspects of a foreign oil and gas (mid-stream and down-stream) operator setting up operations in Australia (tax consolidation, funding etc.) whilst undertaking several large acquisitions.
  • Led significant M&A transactions include the acquisition of a lotteries business, the acquisition of a childcare group, the ASX listing of a property trust, to name just a few.
  • Provided advice around the location of valuable intellectual property in a multinational group.
  • Assisted clients in 'unwinding' cross-border structures, including redeemable preference shares, a US general partnership and a circular shareholding, including delivering ATO signoff.
  • Successfully assisted numerous 'top 1,000' taxpayers through ATO reviews.
  • Helped ASX listed companies migrate offshore.
  • Assisted numerous Not-for-Profits such as Camp Quality, MS and OrangeSky.

*not an Australian legal practitioner