On 14.8.19 the ATO’s Second Commissioner: Jeremy Hirschhorn, issued a statement welcoming the High Court’s decision that Glencore could NOT prevent Commissioner using documents, stolen by a whistleblower, from its Bermuda law firm, even though they were subject to legal professional privilege (confirming that privilege is a ‘shield not a sword’).

See below for the full statement and the Tax Technical articles on the decision and the AFR’s story.

FJM 15.8.19

[Tax Month – August 2019]

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