Rob Mander
International Tax Services

Service : Tax

Rob is a Consultant  in our Tax Services division in Sydney.

With over 20 years' tax experience, Rob joined RSM after working as a tax consultant and manager for Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in London, UK.

Rob works extensively with international clients based in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the Americas, and is the head of the International Tax Executive Committee of RSM. This provides him with access to the latest developments in international tax and provides the firm with access to a coordinated and effective international tax group that looks after the cross border interests of our internationally focused clients.


Rob is committed to providing the best tax solutions to clients, specialising in the areas of:

  • transfer pricing
  • tax structuring
  • inbound and outbound investment
  • tax efficient financing
  • asset ownership planning
  • FBT, GST, and capital gains tax

Rob is responsible for providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients from a wide variety of industries, including professional services, distribution, software, technology, water, transport, infrastructure and property.


  • The Tax Institute, Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


  • Bachelor of Law (Cambridge University)

Re-sculpting the tax landscape

22 April 2021
Rob Mander discusses the changes in the global tax landscape and how consumer trends, combined with COVID-19, have generated a need for change.

Transfer pricing in COVID times – an interim report

24 March 2021
RSM experts discuss the international impact of the global pandemic on transfer pricing. The article provides an in-depth insight into how 2020 has affected transfer pricing laws. 

2021: It’s time to reimagine Tax

19 January 2021
RSM International Tax expert, Rob Mander reflects on 2020 and explains why 2021 will be another challenging year of change, but from a tax perspective, one in which we will see many opportunities

Paying for the Pandemic—Are Increased Taxes the Answer?

8 September 2020
Conversations have already started about how the increased government expenditures to support citizens during the pandemic will be funded. Rob Mander of RSM International suggests that resisting the urge to increase taxes may be the best way to support economic growth. The pandemic has seen governments around the world take action to support bus...

Coronavirus – A global plan for a global challenge

31 March 2020
The global impact of coronavirus aligned with the fact that different countries are at different stages in responding to the pandemic will mean a new way of doing business will be with us for many months (and probably longer).

Business decisions and tax decisions – can they ever be frictionless?

5 January 2018
No company pays international tax and no revenue authority collects international tax. Instead, there are independent national tax codes that were not designed in harmony with one another, and tax authorities around the world that are struggling to get to grips with modern business and digital economies. While the answer would likely be best found in transparency and cooperation, what we are seeing instead is a shift towards friction and protectionism.

BEPS and beyond: tax issues to watch out for

16 November 2017
When it comes to tax affairs, the biggest fear among clients is of committing an offence by accident. This article outlines a number of key tax areas to watch out for, including BEPS, US tax reform and the Paradise Papers. 

Mapping out your approach to BEPS

16 October 2017
A guest blog by Rob Mander, International Tax Services, RSM . The international tax systems of the last decade haven’t kept up with the changing nature and pace of multinational groups of companies. In a world where so much business is conducted across borders, it is important that legislation and, more specifically, tax authorities have sufficient sight of the global allocation of income within multinational organisations.

Thinking Outside the Box to Revitalise the Global Economy

The global economy is facing the worst downturn in more than a century. Rob Mander, RSM International's International Tax Services Leader, says countries will not be able to tax their way back to prosperity, and it’s time for leaders to think outside the box. With the International Monetary Fund’s most recent projections indicating a 3% cont...