Mr Philip de Haan > Thomson Geer > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
Level 14, 60 Martin Place
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Philip has more than 30 years’ experience in taxation and superannuation law, including nine years with the Australian Taxation Office. Philip advises on a wide range of aspects of taxation, including income tax, capital gains tax, GST and stamp duty for buying and selling businesses and companies, restructuring corporate and trust groups, tax concessions and structuring development vehicles and advising on tax aspects for property investments.

In relation to superannuation, Philip advises employers, employer sponsored funds, and self managed superannuation funds. Philip’s advice includes advising on compliance with and dealing with the Australian Taxation Office on breaches of the superannuation guarantee regime, and advising self managed superannuation funds on investment structures and related party transactions.

For estate and business succession planning, Philip advises clients with a range of structures on how best to implement their wishes, taking into account particular superannuation, taxation, trust and corporations law issues, and asset protection aspects.

Work for charities and not-for-profit entities has included advising on taxation concessions and establishing appropriate structures.

Philip has been a lecturer in the University of New South Wales’ Taxation Masters program, and he frequently presents seminars and produces papers on taxation, superannuation law, estate planning and business succession. He regularly writes articles for CCH tax publications and presents for the Television Education Network.


  • Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute.


  • Master of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of New South Wales
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales