Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Partner, Corporate Tax

Financial Services | Healthcare | Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Corporate & International Tax


Michael Anderson is a Partner in the corporate and international tax team in the Sydney office. A nuanced and effective communicator, Michael brings a wealth of industry knowledge, deep technical experience and personal commitment to his clients and new engagements. 

Built up over three decades, Michael has specialist knowledge of the financial services, energy and infrastructure and healthcare sectors, with a particular focus on venture capital and growth start-ups. He provides advice on M&A transactions and corporate actions, including fund establishment, debt and equity raisings and new business ventures with a clear focus on helping clients strategically navigate the complexities of Australia’s tax system.

His technical focus areas include TOFA, the debt-equity, anti-hybrid and thin capitalisation rules, international tax and tax treaties including withholding taxes and the 128F exemption and venture capital provisions.

Before joining BDO, Michael was a Special Counsel at Australia’s premier boutique tax firm, providing strategic advice on and the delivery of transactions for many of Australia’s leading banks and other large corporates as well as venture capital funds.

Prior to this, he was a Partner at global accounting firms for over a decade where he again focused on transactions and advisory work, including a four year residency in New York where he lead a team of Australian tax professionals.


  • Debt and equity raising
  • Tax advisory
  • M&A advisory
  • Venture capital
  • ATO disputes


  • Financial services
  • Healthcare and pharmaceutical


  • Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Master of Commerce, Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours


  • Member, Tax Institute of Australia

I am proud to be a BDO Partner and to be able to bring the full strength and depth of our firm’s resources to our clients to achieve their business goals.  I am equally passionate about working with our talented young tax professionals, and to help them grow and develop into our future leaders.