Neil Brydges

Leaders in Law endorses Neil Brydges as our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Neil, please use the contact information provided above.

Neil is a Principal Lawyer in the business law area of Sladen Legal, with a particular focus on taxation advice and disputes.

Taxation law is a complex area. Neil’s aim is to provide technical expertise to clients, commercially applied and in a friendly and approachable manner.

Neil’s practice involves advice, audits, disputes, and transactions. The client mix includes both family groups and business enterprises. Neil also regularly assists professional advisors, including tax agents, accountants and financial advisors, to understand complex legal issues and help them to better assist their own clients.

Neil is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute and accredited as a specialist in taxation law with the Law Institute of Victoria.

Since 2019 Neil has been named one of Australia’s “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers and published in the Australian Financial Review. Neil was also recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer in 2021.

Practice Areas

  • Company and International Taxation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Division 7A
  • Family Trust Arrangements
  • Cross-border Financing
  • Inbound and Outbound Investment
  • Foreign Currency Transactions and the Taxation of Financial Arrangements
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Neil participates in tax policy, advocacy, and reform through his roles with the following organisations:

  • Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Law Specialisation Committee
  • Member of the Tax Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of The Tax Institute’s Dispute Resolution Tax Committee
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association

Firm Description:

Sladen Legal is a Melbourne based law firm dedicated to providing expert advice and legal services to private enterprise.

Representing some of Melbourne’s most innovative and forward-thinking businesses, we are driven by the fierce determination and entrepreneurial spirit of our clients. We offer a client-driven and personalised approach to law. We take the time to understand our clients and their business, ensuring that we reflect their values in the work that we do.

Our team of talented principals, special counsel and lawyers share an unwavering focus on carving out the road ahead for private enterprise. We are dedicated to championing truth, pioneering thought and inspiring outcomes for our clients.

At Sladen Legal we offer a fresh approach – an approach that embodies the passion, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit that we share with our clients.

With an emphasis on private enterprise, our pioneering approach to legal services is unique. We are fierce in representing our clients – commanding in our approach to business and resolute in our commitment to achieving results.

We offer clients the highest standard of knowledge, experience and dedication. We are committed to understanding the structure and complexities of every client and providing them with personalised service and a targeted approach.

Our Guarantees

  • Communicate with you openly and with clarity, ensuring that we are meeting your needs
  • Provide you with price certainty and transparency in fees and charges
  • Keep you informed
  • Always respond to you within one business day
  • Provide you with expert advice and demonstrate a commitment to achieving your results
  • Do what we say we will do


Saverio Signori

Leaders in Law endorses Saverio Signori as our exclusively recommended Tax expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Saverio Signori please use the contact information provided above.

Saverio is involved in corporate, financing and tax advisory, in particular he focuses on civil and tax law transactions, drafting and elaboration of ordinary and extraordinary financial statements, management of business reorganisations and restructurings of target companies consisting of acquisitions, mergers and severances.

Saverio has substantial expertise in firm financing and is involved in the leading Italian and international capital markets transactions. He focused on advising clients on corporate transactions concerning favourable findings even for export credits.

Saverio was a member of the Working Team set up by the Ministry of Productive Activities for the Reform of regulations on extraordinary administration of the big companies in crisis.

In 1986 he founded the Studio Signori Company of Chartered Accountants with the head office in Rome and a secondary office in Milan.

Saverio Signori has been liquidator of several extraordinary administration procedures and has served as President or member of the board of statutory auditors for several firms.

Firm Overview:

Established in Rome in 1987, Studio Signori – Accountants & Lawyers has offices in both Rome and Milan.

Thanks to the solid reputation gained on the market, since more than twenty years the Firm acts as a privileged partner for both public and private companies and institutions.

The Firm Client commitment means that assistance and consultancy are rendered through long-term relationships, tailor made advisory and research of the best possible solutions for our Clients.

Thanks to more than 20 professionals with a strong expertise in different sectors, Studio Signori renders services in the financial, tax and Accounting areas.

Thanks to its offices in Rome and Milan, the Firm is ideally positioned to cover the whole Italian entrepreneurial scenery and to contact all the leading players in the Financial Community.

The Firm professionals enjoy outstanding academic records ad well as in-depth knowledge of their specific areas of expertise. Members of the Firm are in the Board of Directors, Audit Committee or Supervisory Board of leading Italian companies.

Furthermore, throught strong partnerships with leading firms around the world Studio Signori also offers integrated services on cross-border transactions.

Since 2013, Studio Signori was Partner of GGI (Geneva Group International AG).


Isoo Oshima

Leaders in Law endorses Dick Oshima as our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in Hawaii, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Dick please use the contact information provided above.

Dick Oshima has been a full-time accounting practitioner since 1970.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and in his early  years, worked as an auditor and later, as a tax accountant for Lybrand Ross Brothers & Montgomery (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) in San Francisco and Honolulu.

In 1975, Dick opened his own CPA firm as a sole proprietor, which has now evolved into Oshima Company, CPA, a Limited Liability Company. Currently, with thirteen employees including four other CPAs, Dick has been able to maintain a diversified practice, with Clients in a number of different industries including legal services, agriculture, livestock, retail, construction, real estate sales and development, food service, travel, medical services and nonprofit.  His many years in public practice have enabled him to share his expertise in most facets of operating business enterprises or not-for-profit organizations.  His hands-on style of servicing Clients in areas of accounting, taxation and management advisory service is unique in this industry.  In addition, Oshima Company, CPA, is one of a few small firms in Honolulu familiar with US tax matters as they relate to International Clients.  The range of Clients has included smaller entities with revenues of less than $100,000 and consolidated operating groups generating annual revenues in excess of $50 million.

Dick is a firm believer in ongoing education to maintain his expertise in the areas of his practice.  He also is a strong proponent of giving ‘forward’ into his community, where he continues to serve on the Boards of many Nonprofits and previously, has served on State Boards.  As a past Vice-Chair of the Oahu Board of Taxation Review, he heard Hawaii income and GE tax appeals cases as an intermediary step before appeals are made to the Hawaii Tax Court.  In addition, he currently serves as a Board member and Treasurer of both the Hawaii International Film Festival and just completed over 10 years as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Honolulu Waldorf School.  He will continue serving the school as a volunteer Advisor.  Other Boards he has served/or serves on include: the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (Past Board Member and Past President), Hawaii Estate Planning Council and he continues to serve as an Advisory Board member of the Hawaii Tax Institute, which for 49 years, has conducted an annual Nationally-recognized Estate Planning Tax Conference in Honolulu, where the net proceeds are contributed to Chaminade University.  In the past, he has also been a Board Member for eleven years on the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, including its Presidency in 1998-99.

Throughout his career, Dick has also been very active with the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA), an organization that preceded the creation of the Certified Public Accountant designation.  He served as Chairman for thirteen years of its Continuing Education Committee of HAPA and continues to serve on that committee today.

In his spare time, Dick and his wife, Chris, enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Firm Description:

OCCPA LLC is a Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated to providing creative accounting and income tax, estate and trust tax solutions to businesses, nonprofit organizations, trusts and individuals.  We assist with bookkeeping as needed and we prepare US tax returns and advise on US tax matters for estates, trusts, and individuals as well as for various types of business entities.  We also prepare FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act), HARPTA (Hawaii Real Property Tax Act) applications, and foreign accounts information reports (referred to as FBAR or FINCEN reports).  We are thoroughly familiar with U.S. tax matters involving international income, foreign owners and their U.S. estate tax implications.


Dr. Alexandros Karakitis

Leaders in Law endorses Alexandros Karakitis as our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Alexandros use the contact information provided above.

Alexandros is the lawyer in charge of the firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in tax and business law matters. In particular, he has vast experience in transfer pricing, including transfer pricing policy design, documentation, preventive dispute elimination mechanisms, i.e. APA (Advance Pricing Arrangements) and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, i.e. MAP (Mutual Agreement Procedure), in permanent establishment taxation, in business acquisition structuring and due diligence, in tax controversy support and in tax litigation. Since the establishment of the firm in 2018, he has successfully completed tax litigation projects, relating to transfer pricing, out-of-books reassessment and taxation of business profits and to withholding taxes, and advised companies regarding the expansion of their activities outside Greece and foreign investors regarding the optimal implementation of their investments in Greece. His services have also included corporate law and immigration law advice and coordination of the procedure for the acquisition of permanent residency and of the residence permit procedures for executives.

Practice Areas

  • Tax Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Administrative Law


Dr. iuris of the University of Tuebingen Germany. Title of the dissertation ( in German): “The income and property tax treatment of enterprises with permanent establishments in Germany and Greece under the light of the double taxation treaty between Germany and Greece”, magna cum laude,1995.

Post-graduate degree on European Integration from the European Institute of the University of Saarland, Germany, 1989.

Graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Thessaloniki, 1988.

Bar Admission / Qualifications

Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1991

Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court



Firm Overview:

We help clients anticipate the relevant issues and respond appropriately, aiming to be recognised as their trusted advisor and advocate.

In the last few years and following a radical tax reform, many rules in Greece have changed to better reflect international patterns, whilst tax and criminal tax litigation increased exponentially. Our services reflect the new reality and include, apart from tax advisory and litigation, alternative tax dispute resolution support (i.e. initiating of a competent authority procedure for the elimination of double taxation), criminal tax proceedings and remedy proceedings against the enforced collection of tax assessments. At the same time we monitor the international developments so that we anticipate what’s next in risks and opportunities for our clients.

We have extensive experience in advising clients in relation to business reorganisations and supply chain restructurings, domestic and cross-border M&As (corporate reorganisations, acquisition and financing structuring as well as tax and legal due diligence), transfer pricing compliance reviews and controversy management.

We have dealt in several occasions with legal and tax issues pertaining to prominent market participants of the oil & gas, pharma, consumer products and real estate sectors.