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 executive officer with the Australian Taxation Office in their policy and legislation group designing and implementing tax law and policies. He also worked for two years for the Library of the Parliament of Australia, providing advice to parliamentary members and senators on taxation proposals and bills being debated in the Parliament.
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Australia’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (2016): Treating the Symptom Rather than the ..
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United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries (2017)
Stig Sollund, J Andrus, Ganapati Bhat, Melinda Brown, H Choudhury, Giammarco Cottani, Johan de la Rey, Nishana Gosai, Noor Azian Abdul Hamid, Toshiyuki Kemmochi, Michael Kobetsky, Michael McDonald, Toshio Miyatake, TP Ostwal, Christoph Schelling, Jolanda Schenk, Carlos Perez-Gomez Serrano, Caroline Silberztein, Monique van Herksen, Marcos Valadao, et al.
Report | 2017
This second edition of the United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries (the Manual) is intended t..
Mapping taxation in selected Asian developing countries: Identification of experiences and lessons to learn in six Asian countries - Summary Report
W Buttner, B Dutzler, U Eckardt, M Hallerberg, M Kobetsky, H Koh, V von Kommer, N Korte, B Kosters, U Lautenbacher, A Scholz, J Seehof, A Templin, B Webers
Report | 2013
United Nations practical manual on transfer pricing for developing countries
S Sollund, J Bamidele, G Cottani, N Gosai, M Hassan, M McDonald, S Mishra, H Roodbeen, S Yuan, M Valadao, J Andrus, K Aoyama, C Dunahoo, M Kobetsky, K Lee, T Miyatake, TP Ostwal, J Schenk, C Silberztein, M van Herksen
Report | 2013
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
International Fiscal Association
Australasian Tax Teachers' Association
Doctor of Philosphy
Bachelor of Economics
University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws
The Australian National University