John Walker is the head of Baker & McKenzie's Asian Tax Practice and a member of the Firm's Global Tax Steering Committee. John is also the head of the Firm's Structured Assets group in Australia, which incorporates the Tax, Financial Services, Commercial Real Estate and Hotels, Resorts & Tourism groups.
John's practice focuses on the Australian tax consequences of corporate restructures, M&A, trusts, wealth management, structured finance transactions and financial products.
John is included in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers list for 2014 and 2016. He is also recommended in the 2010 to 2015 editions of Chambers Asia Pacific, 2010 to 2014 editions of APL 500 and 2011 to 2014 editions of Euromoney's International Tax Review's World Tax and is referred to in the 2010 to 2015 editions of the Tax Directors Handbook as a leading individual.
John is a lecturer at both the Securities Institute and Property Institute of Australia. He is an author of the Securities Institute’s loose leaf publication on income tax, a writer for Thompson’s loose leaf income tax service and the author of Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolio: Business Operations in Australia.
Master of Law, University of Sydney
Bachelor's Degree, Law, University of Macquaire
Bachelor's Degree, Economics, University of Macquaire
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Tax Management Portfolio, Business Operations in Australia, No. 7010, provides basic information relating to the tax and general legal problems affecting a foreign business conducting its operations in Australia.