Tax - Our Experience

A selection of our recent experience highlighting the depth of our work and the value we bring include advising:

  • Dulux Group and Ruralco on their respective takeovers, including obtaining class rulings for their shareholders
  • Shaw & Partners on their joint venture with Swiss private banking group, EFG
  • Wesfarmers on the disposal its stake in Quadrant Energy
  • Beach Energy on its acquisition of Lattice Energy
  • Pacific Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of iNova Pharmaceuticals and its financing
  • A non-governmental statutory body on the restructure of a unique business asset within the boundaries of its enabling legislation to prepare it for sale while minimising adverse price impacts due to tax costs and the loss of tax attributes
  • ENGIE on swap arrangements with Origin Energy, under which Origin supplies gas to ENGIE and ENGIE provides power to Origin
  • On the establishment of several funds, including Investec’s Emerging Companies Fund and Arowana’s Australian Special Income Opportunities Fund
  • On the initial coin offering of Havven, the largest by an Australian cryptocurrency project at that time
  • A telecommunications infrastructure provider on maintaining their eligibility for income tax exempt charity status
  • A listed company on the tax implications of insider trading restrictions and clawbacks from their senior executives
  • A highly valuable private company on solving for inadvertent tax impositions on their employee share schemes
  • A high profile wealthy family on a commercial dispute arising from the tax treatment of a transaction involving the family, including engaging with the Australian Taxation Office
  • A high-profile copyright owner on a tax-related matter arising from fraudulent activity of a director
  • Several small businesses on defending research and development disputes with the Australian Taxation Office.