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K&L Gates

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A predominantly transaction-focused tax practice which covers both direct and indirect taxation. Acts for a range of clients from investment funds and multinational corporates to high net worth individuals. Offers additional capabilities in handling tax disputes. Valued for its international network and ability to execute cross-border transactions.

Work highlights

Advised Canberra-based residential developers 13.9 Barton and Barton Nine on a Federal Court GST class action brought against them by unit purchasers.

Notable practitioners

Betsy-Ann Howe advises clients on the tax elements of such corporate matters as notes issuances, divestments and acquisitions, funds and investments. According to one client: "She provides tax advice that is particularly helpful, comprehensive and great value for money. She also makes herself available at short notice, which provides us with the comfort of moving quickly without appreciable risk of adverse tax consequences for the transaction."

Matthew Cridland is widely acknowledged in the market for his eminence both as a practitioner in and a leading commentator on  GST-related matters, interviewees praising the "very focused" nature of his practice and the promptness of his advice. He is also regularly instructed on a range of front-end indirect tax issues, as well as disputes and audits.

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Australia

Tax


Betsy-Ann Howe
Band 4
Matthew Cridland
Band 4