BDO Melbourne Gets New Tax Partner in Michael Smith

Michael Smith has joined BDO Melbourne’s transfer pricing team as a partner.

Smith has nearly 20 years’ of transfer pricing experience from around the world. He has worked in London, New York, and Sydney.  

Smith will complement the experience of the current partner group nationally, as BDO expands its transfer pricing practice, the firm noted in a November 22 release.

Zara Ritchie, BDO’s Global Head of Transfer Pricing and Australian Practice Leader, said: “Complying with transfer pricing obligations and requirements around the globe has never been so complex and the increased attention and focus on transfer pricing has sparked the attention of Directors and Boards of multi-national groups – both large and small.  With this increased attention locally and globally, we are finding our clients require a lot more support to navigate their way through the complexity.”  

“BDO’s transfer pricing practice is growing at a fast pace, both globally and nationally. We are excited to welcome Mike to our growing team.”

David Garvey, BDO Melbourne’s Managing Partner, said: “Mike’s appointment is critical to the continued growth of our Transfer Pricing practice in Melbourne.”

“Our clients are looking for expertise as well as practical, cross-border advice, to navigate this fast changing transfer pricing environment.”


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