Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax - Australia

Our integrated thinking brings together corporation tax advice and legal advice

Whether you’re a public or private corporate group, a private equity backed company, a private equity fund or a hedge fund – you have a legal partner that can support you across the corporate life-cycle. An integrated team that can reduce the complexity and cost of dealing with multiple firms, with a full-service team offering a consistent first-class service across arrangement/scheme types, industries and jurisdictions.

What makes us different?

Integrated advice

As a full-service law firm, we are able to streamline and project manage the advisory process. Our tax and structuring teams work closely with their colleagues in other practice areas and bridge the gap between tax considerations and legal documentation. It means that our advice is fully informed by the other legal and regulatory considerations and you do not have to facilitate that information sharing process.

Efficient to reduce your risk

We invest in designing the most efficient and commercial order of legal work for your deal – to reduce risk and save you money – and tax plays the first big part. For an Mergers & Acquisition deal, this might mean us delivering tax and structuring inputs first, before the legal ‘heavy lifting’ and document drafting starts. In short, we’ll help you settle the deal structure before forming vehicles or touching the terms sheet or documenting the transfer of assets – packaging an offer that makes commercial sense to you.

A strong track record

This approach has recently seen us play a leading role advising Affinity Equity Partners on all aspects the successful purchase of a 35 per cent stake in the AUS$960 million Velocity Frequent Flyer programme – a ground-breaking joint venture involving a complex trust arrangement and a requirement for the investment to be ‘financeable’ after completion.

Our advice on corporate tax law includes:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Secondary offerings
  • Spin-offs
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Trusts
  • Corporate reorganisations.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The Assistant Treasurer has released exposure drafts of key legislation for corporate collective investment vehicles, continuing Australia's development as a funds management centre.

25 August 2017

The tax changes are aimed at reducing the uncertainty with the Investment Manager Regime (IMR) and the new tax system for attribution managed investment trusts (AMITs).

19 July 2017

Following the Chevron judgment, the ATO has released PCG 2017/D4: ATO compliance approach to taxation issues associated with cross-border related party financing arrangements and related transactions.

17 July 2017

The Major Bank Levy's purpose is ostensibly twofold: to contribute to “budget repair” and to level the playing field with smaller banks.

31 May 2017