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Dixon Hearder

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Dixon Hearder leads the Australian transfer pricing practice of Baker McKenzie. Dixon has more than 25 years experience advising on a broad range of transfer pricing and indirect tax matters, with a particular focus on group reorganisations, supply chain restructures, other cross-border transactions and dispute management. Dixon has written and presented on a range of topics related to transfer pricing and indirect taxes. He has been a guest lecturer at the Sydney University Law School ALAF Program and previously qualified as a chartered accountant.

Dixon is recommended by The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in Australia, Chambers Asia Pacific, International Tax Review's World Transfer Pricing, International Tax Review's World Tax and International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders Guide.

Practice Focus

Dixon's principal areas of practice are transfer pricing, as well as indirect taxes (including GST, stamp duty and land tax). 

In transfer pricing, his areas of focus include legal and compliance strategy, risk management, audit and dispute management as well as documentation. He advises multinationals in a diverse range of transactions and industries. 

In the indirect tax area, Dixon advises on a broad range of GST and state tax issues. In GST, he has a particular focus on cross-border transactions and disputes, where he routinely integrates GST with transfer pricing advice on M&A, reorganisations and supply chain restructures. Dixon also has extensive state taxes experience and provides integrated stamp duty, land tax and GST advice across a diverse range of transactions and industries. 

Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyer - Tax, The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers: Australia, 2013-2019
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2018
  • Recommended, Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010-2018
  • Tax Controversy Leader, International Tax Review, 2016-2018
  • Leading Indirect Tax Practitioner, International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders Guide, 2014-2018
  • Leading Individual, International Tax Review's World Transfer Pricing, 2014-2016
  • Highly Regarded, International Tax Review's World Tax, 2013–2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taxation Institute of Australia

Admissions

  • New South Wales~Australia (1996)

Education

  • University of Sydney (LL.M.) (2004)
  • University of New South Wales (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Law) (1993)

Languages

  • English