Having started his legal career in New Zealand, Clint moved to the UK in 2001 where he worked for a four years on a range of large, high profile corporate transactions.
Clint joined Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Sydney office as a senior associate in 2011 and was appointed partner in 2012. Clint has built the Sydney taxation department to become a highly regarded practice with both an outstanding market profile and fantastic clients.
In the awards citation, Clint was recognised for his work in advising clients across most taxes, with particular expertise in corporate and international tax, the taxation of financial instruments and transactions, and the management of tax audits and disputes with the ATO.
With clients from both public and private organisations, particularly in the corporate and banking sectors, high net worth individuals, and some of Australia’s largest family groups, Clint is also deeply involved in tax policy and professional development. He is the author of numerous tax articles and policy submissions, is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars, and is currently the national chairman of the Law Council of Australia’s Taxation Committee and a working member of The Tax Institute’s Large Business and International Committee.
In his acceptance speech, having thanked the other finalists, and past and present clients and colleagues, Clint joked that his wife and three daughters “do it pretty tough”, having a tax lawyer as a husband and father. “It certainly doesn’t give my daughters much street cred in the school playground.”
The other finalists in the Corporate Tax Adviser of the Year category were AMP Capital’s Kelly Heezen, KPMG’s Michelle Bennett CTA and the Australian Taxation Office’s Tania Koit CTA.
The original press release can be found here on the ABL website: https://www.abl.com.au/Insights-News/News/Harding-wins-Corporate-Tax-Adviser-of-the-Year