John Walker is the head of Baker McKenzie’s Asia-Pacific tax practice and the head of the firm’s structured assets group in Australia. His focus is on the tax aspects of corporate and debt restructures, M&A, spin-offs, takeovers, funds and unwinding structured finance transactions. He also deals with the Australian Tax Office on a regular basis: in the context of private and class rulings, settling outstanding tax liabilities, industry risk reviews and tax policy initiatives.