Tax & structuring
Taxation law is complex and dynamic, impacting on all business and personal financial decisions. We apply our taxation knowledge to your circumstances to give practical commercial outcomes, whether implementing a restructure or sale transaction to efficiently managing tax outcomes, or acting on your behalf in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office or Office of State Revenue, we provide strategic and outcomes focused advice.
As one of the largest in Australia, our taxation group acts for a wide range of clients from listed company groups, private groups and their high wealth owners, as well as providing expert assistance to a large number of accountants, lawyers and financial planners.
Several of our taxation lawyers have practiced as accountants, enabling us to bring an added dimension to our advice.
Our expertise includes tax, asset protection and business succession advice on restructures, mergers and acquisitions, estates, debt and equity fundraisings. We combine our tax and duty knowledge with our legal skills to allow us to deliver fully implemented tax effective transactions and restructures.
Additionally, we assist with tax audits and related settlement negotiations with the Australian Taxation Office and State revenue authorities.
Our solutions driven approach and depth of experience ensures our clients are provided with innovative and commercially focused outcomes.
To find out more, contact Duncan Bedford.
Nutrano Produce Group Limited
Assisted with a range of tax and duty advice, including providing complex tax structuring and duty advice in relation to Nutrano’s acquisition of Seven Fields Pty Ltd.
Large Accounting Firm
Provided assistance to a large accounting firm for a threatened ATO dispute in respect of ‘dividend stripping’ for one of its key clients.
ABB Australia Pty Limited
Advised on and implemented the corporate restructure of ABB Australia, seeking and obtaining an exemption from stamp duty in multiple jurisdictions for the transfer of business assets.
MSL Solutions Limited
Assisted in restructuring and implementing incentive arrangements as well as implementing amendments to prior arrangements ahead of the company’s Initial Public Offering.
Velocity Property Group Limited
Assisted to implement the initial restructure of the Velocity Group and provided tax advice ahead of Velocity Property Group Limited listing on the ASX.
Employee share plan for Listed Company
Successfully acted for a director of listed company Whitehaven Coal Limited, in the Federal Court against the Commissioner of Taxation in the employee share scheme case of Davies v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 775.
Large Automotive Business
Acted in relation to the tax structuring of the sale of a large automotive business with more than 80 stores across Australia.
High Net Worth Individual
Advised on complex issues and represented various family members during high wealth tax audits which can run for several years.
Asia Pacific Chambers