Dr John Abrahamson is the International Tax Partner at Sheltons-SITTI. John is qualified with BEc, LLB, LLM and PhD degrees, a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Taxation Institute of Australia, and admitted as a lawyer to the High Court of Australia. John has over twenty six years of international taxation experience, including Sheltons International Tax Partner, General Manager of International Taxation at Maersk Oil and Gas, Structured Finance Executive with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Senior Tax Associate at Baker & McKenzie, and Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen and KPMG. During his career John has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Malta.
His specialisations include upstream oil and gas international taxation, with experience as General Manager of International Tax at Maersk Oil and Gas, including large scale mergers and acquisitions, management of tax audits and disputes, preparation of the transfer pricing master file and country files in consultation, and transfer pricing dispute resolution with country tax authorities. John also specialises in corporate finance international taxation with large bank and corporate cross border transactions, merger and acquisition funding, financial product rulings, swaps and derivatives, and infrastructure project structures, with experience as Structured Finance Executive with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
John has presented international tax courses for Sheltons-SITTI in London, Aberdeen, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Zurich, Jersey, Lugano, Warsaw, Cyprus, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Houston. The participants in the Sheltons International Taxation of Upstream Oil and Gas Course include Shell, BP, Petronas, Petrobras, ExxonMobil, Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown and the Danish Tax Office. John is the author of Tolley’s International Taxation of Upstream Oil and Gas (LexisNexis, 2014), Tolley’s International Taxation of Corporate Finance (LexisNexis, 2014), International Taxation of Manufacturing and Distribution (Kluwer Law 2016), and International Taxation of Energy Production and Distribution (Kluwer Law 2018).