Michael is a Client Director at Pitcher Partner. He has advised multi-national, private and high wealth individuals, especially on tax consolidation and M&A in the SME sector. Michael frequently presents to professional and specialist bodies on a wide range of tax issues, is a member of the Tax Institute's Professional Development Committee (Victoria) and Victorian State Council and teaches in the Melbourne university Law School Masters’ program.
In this session, the costs, benefits and key issues which arise when private companies face tax consolidation will be canvassed from a practical perspective, commencing with a brief overview of its history and design and why its DNA makes it difficult for private groups. From there, the discussion will consider: