David Linke

Global Head of Tax and Legal Services

KPMG International

Areas of expertise Business and tax reforms  Corporate Tax Legal Services  Public Policy and Regulatory Change  Research and development Tax Tax regulation and compliance policies Transactions  Education and qualifications Bachelor of Economic Bachelor of Law Accreditation Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Fellow of the Tax Institute  

As organizations of all sizes are ever more exposed to new trends in regulation, David Linke leads the Global Tax & Legal network of professionals in its efforts to work with multinational businesses to respond to those demands and create value. As a leading network, KPMG Tax & Legal professionals are focused on bringing our professional experience and acumen, our global capabilities and connectivity and technology-powered solutions to the most complex tax and legal challenges and transformation projects that tax leaders face.

David has extensive experience working with multinational organizations around the world on a range of Tax and Legal matters. With a deep expertise in structuring and cross-border mergers, and a passion for accelerating digitalization within tax, he sees his role as being a catalyst for problem solving to the complex business challenges that leaders face as they navigate the often volatile and constantly changing environment. Having started at KPMG Australia in 1993, David has taken on various roles within the firm, most recently holding the role of Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Tax, as well as the Head of Tax, Deals and Legal for KPMG Australia, where he was responsible for leading a market-leading tax technology and innovation team in Australia.

As tax and legal business leaders strive to evolve their functions for the new complexities they face, David is passionate about the work KPMG professionals do to help tax and legal leaders achieve their targeted operating models, adapt to regulatory change and add more value to the business and beyond.

Areas of expertise
Business and tax reforms 
Corporate Tax
Legal Services 
Public Policy and Regulatory Change 
Research and development
Tax
Tax regulation and compliance policies
Transactions

**Education and qualifications
**Bachelor of Economic
Bachelor of Law

**Accreditation
**Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Fellow of the Tax Institute

David Linke's content

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New publication explores perspectives on tax policy for the new reality

Introducing Tax policy considerations in the wake of COVID-19 – a summary of Responsible Tax roundtable discussions on potential tax policy responses to the new reality.

18 Dec 2020
2 min
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Why Global Responsible Tax in a Time of Long Economic COVID

We live in extraordinary times. A health pandemic has exposed a number of fault lines in society that many will say existed and needed to be exposed, including, an inequality of wealth and opportunity, the resilience of our institutions, the intergenerational transfer of wealth (in particular will our children enjoy an increased standard of living or are we burdening that...

02 Mar 2021
3 min
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Global Responsible Tax: Summer Newsletter

When KMPG International, in collaboration with Jericho Chambers, kicked off the Global Responsible Tax Project over six years ago, it was a challenge to gain traction. Now, global tax is on everyone’s agenda – from COP26 to the OECD, the EU, the G7 and G20.

09 Sep 2021
1 min

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Understanding tax transparency

To help organizations and other key stakeholders explore and understand the tax transparency landscape, KPMG’s Responsible Tax Project hosted a webinar on the 24 June 2021 titled, 'Understanding tax transparency'.

26 Nov 2021
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Why responsible business is key

How we manage through this period will define how we come out of it

23 Jun 2020
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Responsible Tax – the story so far

Creating a global dialogue on responsible tax, with a new consensus emerging.

23 Sep 2019
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