Darren McClafferty

Darren McClafferty

King & Wood Mallesons

Darren is a Partner and the Head of Tax at KWM. Darren specialises in income tax, employment taxes, the taxation of not-for-profits and international tax matters. Darren has particular experience advising financial services and insurance clients. Darren’s work primarily involves managing the tax issues arising in mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions, as well as providing more general tax advice to blue chip clients. Darren has also had significant experience in managing disputes and audit processes with the Australian Taxation Office. He is particularly well-regarded by clients for his exceptional client service, supportive and collaborative style and his presentation skills. Darren easily translates difficult concepts and, in doing so, assists commercial teams to progress their transactions.

All Sessions by Darren McClafferty

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 20.2: Developments in M&A

Corporate Stream

There have been some interesting and novel tax issues for M&A transactions. This session will provide an overview of certain key developments affecting M&A transactions including:

  • M&A activity in a COVID-19 world - trends and themes
  • Hot topics for specific tax indemnities and warranties
  • Acquisition financing challenges and
  • The role of tax insurance policies.