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29 Sep 2015  |  Riposte

Worldwide FATCA on its way

Treasury released an exposure draft of legislation that will unleash the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard in Australia. The CRS will apply much like FATCA, but at least one of its points of difference may be unwelcome.

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24 Sep 2015  |  Riposte  |  Financial Services

Swaps: why so difficult?

Draft taxation ruling TR 2015/D3 continues the long, sad attempt to deal with the tax implications of what are now very common derivative financial instruments: swaps.

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21 Sep 2015  |  Transactions & Matters  |  Mergers & Acquisitions

Swisse Wellness: sale of interest to Biostime

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Australian wellness brand Swisse Wellness on the sale of an 83% interest in Swiss Wellness to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Biostime International Holdings Ltd.

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News & Events

29 Sep 2015  |  Events

Seminar: BEPS - What does the future hold?

In October, we will be hosting seminars in Sydney and Melbourne to discuss the final instalment of deliverables in the OECD BEPS Action Plan. Speakers include ATO Deputy Commissioner Mark Konza, Prof Richard Vann, Tim Kyle and Hugh Paynter.

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01 Jul 2015  |  News & Announcements

Meet our new Directors

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the promotion of Cameron Blackwood and Julian Pinson to Director.

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01 Jul 2015  |  News & Announcements

Our new Senior Associates

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the promotion of five of its Associates to the position of Senior Associate.

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