With over 10 years experience as a specialist tax and duty lawyer, Melinda combines her deep understanding of tax issues and her close client relationships to achieve optimal results.
She has a specific focus on providing corporate taxation and transaction structuring advice and works actively with clients to prepare for and manage a broad range of tax controversy matters – from audit stage through to legal proceedings.
Melinda currently acts for a range of clients across a number of industries. Her clients currently include multinational corporations with Australian resource interests, a number of ASX-listed companies and widely held investment funds. She also acts for a number of growing Australian companies that are expanding offshore.
Melinda provides advice on transaction structuring and re-structuring with a view to helping clients achieve tax effective outcomes. Additionally she assists clients with inbound and outbound investment structures, mergers and acquisitions and has implemented a number of innovative employee incentive arrangements for both listed and private groups.
She regularly acts for a range of clients, from individuals to large corporate clients in taxation and duty disputes, and has experience in such matters before the Federal Court, AAT and Queensland Supreme Court.
Nutrano Produce Group Limited
Advised on complex tax and structuring concerning Nutrano’s acquisition of Seven Fields.
Velocity Property Group
Provided tax and duty advice concerning the structure of the Velocity Property Group prior to its listing on the Australian Stock Exchange
Davies ats Commissioner of Taxation
Successfully acted on behalf of the director of a listed resource company in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office concerning the application of the employee share scheme rules.