Dr John Abrahamson

John Abrahamson is the International Tax Partner at Sheltons-SITTI. John is a qualified lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in international taxation, working in upstream oil and gas, with banks, major firms of accountants, and legal practices. John has upstream oil and gas experience with Maersk Oil and Gas, for countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Denmark, Qatar, Norway, Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Angola, Greenland, Brazil, Kurdistan KRG Iraq, and Kazakhstan, specialising upstream oil and gas transfer pricing and due diligence and tax planning for cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

John has worked in locations including Sydney, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Malta and Hong Kong. John is an expert in international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, and structured finance transactions. John has excellent communication skills and has presented Sheltons international taxation courses in London, Aberdeen, Paris, Nice, Copenhagen, Zurich, Warsaw, Cyprus, Jersey, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Houston, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City, including in-house upstream international taxation courses for BHP Billiton, Shell, Petrobras and Petronas.

John is the author of several leading publications on international taxation, including Tolley’s International Taxation of Upstream Oil and Gas (LexisNexis, 2014, 2017 and 2021), Tolley’s International Taxation of Corporate Finance (LexisNexis, 2014), International Taxation of Manufacturing and Distribution (Kluwer Law, 2016), International Taxation of Energy Production and Distribution (Kluwer Law, 2018) and International Taxation of Banking (Kluwer Law 2020) John is a Chartered Tax Advisor, holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University, Master of Laws from Monash University, and Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University.

His related public international law research includes the international treaties used for the joint development of offshore oil and gas, and he has presented on these issues in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Australia. John is the author of Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas Resources in the Arctic Ocean Region and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Brill, 2018).