A/PROF Michael Kobetsky

A/PROF Michael Kobetsky


  • Academic, Law
  • International Taxation



  • Dr Michael Kobetsky is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University College of Law.

    Dr Kobetsky researches in transfer pricing, tax treaties, international anti-avoidance measures and domestic taxation, and he is the principal author of one of Australia’s leading taxation texts, which is now in its ninth edition (2016). His book, titled 'International Taxation of Permanent Establishments: Principles and Policy' was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Dr Kobetsky has published extensively on international taxation in journals in Australia, Canada and Europe. He has presented seminars and conference papers around the world, including in: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US.

    Dr Kobetsky was Global Professor of Law at New York University Law School (2013–14). He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, Faculty of Law, Centre for Tax Law and Wolfson College, Cambridge (2012) and he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario Law School (2011–12).

    Dr Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing and the United Nations Sub-Committee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries. He has worked as a consultant for the OECD, USAID in Nepal, the World Bank in Indonesia, and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or German Society for International Cooperation which is the German government’s foreign-aid organization) in Laos and Malawi. From 2007 to 2011 Dr Kobetsky was a regular presenter in the areas of tax treaties and transfer pricing at the Asian Development Bank Institute's Regional Tax Forum, Tokyo, for developing Asian economies.

    Dr Kobetsky has 10 years’ experience as a senior executi   


Member of

  • International Fiscal Association. Member 2003 -
  • Australasian Tax Teachers Association. Member 1993 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Deakin University 2004
  • BEc, University of Sydney 1982
  • LLB, The Australian National University 1982



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