John Abrahamson is the International Tax Director of Sheltons-SITTI. John is a qualified lawyer with 25 years experience in international taxation, a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA). John has nine years international banking tax experience with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, including tax due diligence and international tax planning for transactions with USA, UK, French and Netherlands banks, funding for commercial clients, transfer pricing on the Bank’s loan and derivative transactions, and Director of the Bank’s subsidiaries in Malta. John has provided international tax advice with Baker McKenzie, KPMG, and Arthur Andersen.
John has presented Sheltons-SITTI open and in-house courses for tax professionals from many banks and financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered, SocGen, Citigroup, RBS, Rabobank, Sumitomo Mitsui, Swiss Re, and Macquarie Bank. John also has upstream international oil and gas tax and in-house banking experience with Maersk Oil and Gas, and has presented international tax courses for upstream oil and gas tax professionals from Shell, Petrobras, BHP Billiton, and BP.
John has worked in locations worldwide including Sydney, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Malta and Hong Kong. His specialisations are international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, and structured finance transactions. He has excellent communication skills and has presented over 30 Sheltons international taxation courses over 10 years in Europe, Central and Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.