Jock McCormack is a leading Sydney-based international taxation lawyer. He has specific experience in income tax and more than 30 years' experience managing complex tax matters.

He focuses on debt and equity structuring, acquisitions/mergers/divestments, international tax including transfer pricing, capital gains tax and major projects taxation issues.

Jock advises various major corporations on Australian Taxation Office (ATO) tax audits, tax strategy reviews and related issues including managing, negotiation and settling challenging and contentious tax issues and reviews. He also acts for major multinational clients, including those involved in financial services, funds management, property development and investment, construction, hotels (tourism), distribution and major infrastructure projects.

Jock actively represents clients and industry associations including Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Property Council of Australia in submissions and representations regarding major tax reforms, for example the Tax Exempt Asset Financing Rules (Division 250 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Income Tax Assessment Act)), Public Trading Trusts (Division 6C of the Income Tax Assessment Act), Managed Investment Trusts (including capital gains tax treatment and the 7.5% withholding tax concession) and Collective Investment Vehicles.

Jock is the lead partner for our role on the Australian Treasury Tax Design Advisory Panel and in this role we advise the Australian Government on technical and commercial aspects of specific items of tax law reform, proposed tax legislation and drafting instructions.

He is Head of the Tax group of DLA Piper Australia.