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Clayton Utz recruits KPMG Law lead

Clayton Utz has welcomed a top tax controversy lawyer to its partnership, who joins from KPMG Law.

user iconEmma Musgrave 16 August 2021 Big Law
Angela Wood
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Melbourne-based Angela Wood has joined Clayton Utz as a partner within the firm’s national taxation practice. She joins from KPMG Law, where she was the national lead partner and ASPAC regional lead partner for tax controversy.

Bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in specialist tax controversy work, Ms Wood has advised across numerous matters, including complex tax disputes on behalf of multinationals, ASX-listed corporates, private equity funds and private groups. 


As per a statement from Clayton Utz, Ms Wood also holds significant tax litigation experience, having run significant Federal, State and High Court matters for both the Commissioner of Tax and for taxpayers. 

In addition to the appointment of Ms Wood, Clayton Utz has confirmed her colleague, Melbourne-based Andy Bubb has joined as a special counsel.

Mr Bubb previously worked as the director – tax controversy at KPMG Law and is described as “a specialist in all aspects of federal and state tax disputes”.

“Two highly respected and experienced tax litigators such as Angela and Andy are a natural fit for our team, adding their skills to our expanding controversy practice and complementing our first-rate front-end tax capability,” said Clayton Utz national practice group leader – taxation, Andrew Sommer.

“Together they offer our clients a deep understanding of how the regulatory environment operates, and a strong track record in navigating tax disputes successfully and efficiently. 

“We’re pleased they have chosen Clayton Utz as their new home.

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