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KPMG Law in Australia
Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers
300 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2000
NSW 2000

Australia > Data protection Tier 4

Working with both public and private sector clients, the team at KPMG Law in Australia handles a wide range of data and privacy matters, including cybersecurity issues, data protection compliance, commercialisation work and strategies, with particular strength in the public sector and healthcare industry. The team is led from Melbourne by Kate Marshall and Veronica Scott.

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‘The KPMG team is unique because it has deep expertise in the application of the GDPR to Australian organisations engaged in international activities, particularly research. They also have an in-depth understanding of the data and privacy issues that arise in clinical research and clinical registries.’

‘Specialist expertise. Also their knowledge of our industry sector. Stand out advisers are Kate Marshall and Veronica Scott.’

Key clients

Commonwealth Department of Health

x15 Ventures (CBA New Digital Businesses Pty Ltd)

Commonwealth Department of Treasury

Monash University

Bega Cheese Limited

AustRoads Incorporated



Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

Royal Children’s’ Hospital

Lifeline Australia Limited

Medibank Private Group

Adventist Healthcare Limited (AHCL)


Work highlights

  • Advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on a detailed review of its privacy policies, data breach response and data access procedures for the National Cancer Screening Register.
  • Advising Medibank on key strategic privacy projects for the group.
  • Advising Monash University on privacy and data protection considerations.

Australia > Tax Tier 4

KPMG Law in Australia carries out a wide variety of tax controversy work for major domestic and international clients, alongside collaborating closely with the wider consultancy on tax advisory matters, pulling together multidisciplinary teams. The firm’s litigation capabilities are most notable, with practice head Angelina Lagana regularly appearing before federal courts and tax tribunals in high-value cases, acting on behalf of major corporates, high-net-worth individuals and multinationals. Alexandra Patrick was promoted to the partnership in early 2021 in a further boost to the team. Lawyers mentioned are in Melbourne.

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‘I’ve particularly been impressed with Angelina Lagana. She is highly knowledgeable on tax matters – but I’ve been most impressed by the way she is able to manage difficult processes in a calm and measured fashion. She seeks commercial resolutions and positions and deals with our senior management well.’

‘Very client focused and responsive.’

‘One particular feature of the KPMG Tax team is that it is able to draw upon the knowledge of KPMG, including KPMG accounting, more broadly. I have found the additional perspective that this provides to be very helpful and something that traditional law firms generally cannot provide.’

‘Keith Swan is highly engaged, considered, and dedicated. He is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Keith Swan is a delight to work with; pleasant, well organised and thoughtful when it comes to all aspects of managing tax disputes. He gets along well with clients and has good relationships within KPMG too. He is also knowledgeable about both Federal and the State tax litigation, which makes him somewhat unusual in the industry.’

‘Alex Patrick is a relatively new partner, who shows great promise in terms of her work. She’s well-liked and competent, and has an excellent knowledge of Federal income tax laws.’

‘Angelina Lagana has good relationships within the ATO, and is an effective advocate for her clients.’

‘A great team that brings a depth of tax litigation and audit experience that few firms can match. Their strength comes from the wide and varied experience of their partners, which ranges from having worked with the Australian Taxation Office as a client to having acted against the Commissioner of Taxation in an array of disputes. That unique experience means the team knows how to properly manage a tax dispute, from risk review to litigation, and how to deal with the Australian Taxation Office through the various stages of a tax dispute.’

Australia > Corporate and M&A

KPMG Law in Australia advises on public and private M&A, providing integrated tax, financing, and corporate advisory expertise through its connections to the wider global KPMG operation. The practice is led by David Morris in Sydney.

KPMG Law Australia

In today’s complex business environment, organisations need more than just good lawyers. They need business savvy legal advisers. We understand the value of high quality legal counsel in complicated times. That is why KPMG Law focuses on bringing together multidisciplinary teams with deep local and international experience to tackle our clients’ most challenging problems.

With access to some of the world’s leading subject matter experts on key issues such as regulation, audit, tax and international transactions, KPMG Law professionals consistently bring a holistic and integrated approach to projects.

We work with clients across multiple sectors including real estate, media, telecommunications, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, energy and resources, aerospace and defence, financial services, private equity, sports and entertainment and retail sectors. We offer an extensive range of legal services.

Please see the following link for more details about our KPMG Law Australia team and capabilities:

Head of KPMG Law Australia, Technology Law Kate
Technology Law James
Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law Hoda
Workplace and Employment Law, ESG Adrian
Real Estate and Projects Nick
Financial Services, Regulatory Reform Zein El
Financial Services, Regulatory Reform Samantha
Global Legal Services Head, Financial Services Stuart
Government Phillip
Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Angelina
Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Keith
Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Alex
Legal Operations Transformation Services Jason
Financial Services Lisa Butler
Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law Cath
Financial Services, Funds Management, ESG John
Kate  Marshall photoMs Kate MarshallHead of KPMG Law Australia and National Leader of Technology Law Practice…
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