Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Noteworthy strength advising clients in the energy and natural resources sector. Possesses specialist expertise in M&A and restructuring. Additional expertise advising on the taxation aspects of real estate and housing development projects. Advises government entities and a broad range of private sector clients, including domestic businesses and global corporations. Growing presence in contentious matters, with experience acting on a range of tax disputes. Its advice and expertise are sought after by a number of ASX-listed firms.

Strengths One client notes: "The team clearly know their stuff and, crucially, are not only good at identifying tax problems, but also at recommending solutions so that we can move ahead. Corrs also took the time to understand our business from the outset, which has led to a very good working relationship."

Another client values how the team "leads communications and proactively talks to the authorities," adding: "They're good to bounce ideas off, write articulate submissions, and provide helpful support by talking with regulators."

Work highlights Advised CCMP Capital Advisors on the Australian tax aspects of its USD1 billion acquisition from Brookfield Business Partners of BGIS, a leading integrated facilities management and real estate services company with significant operations in Australia.

Notable practitioners

Rhys Jewell
acts for corporate and government clients on a range of transactional and advisory tax matters. According to one client, he is "personable, easy to work with and gives great straightforward advice and practical, issue-focused solutions." Another client highlights his "ability to support and navigate us through new ways of working, and to give clarity when there is none in the law."

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