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24 Aug 2016  |  Riposte  |  Financial Services

The expanding domain of hybrid mismatch arrangements

The ATO is currently focussing on offshore branches, the “law” and “lore” in relation to which are extremely complicated. The complexity is likely to increase as a result of the OECD’s new proposal to apply BEPS hybrid mismatch-type principles to offshore branch structures.

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19 Aug 2016  |  Transactions & Matters  |  Real Estate

Ardent Leisure: sale of health clubs division

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its health clubs division (comprising Goodlife Health Clubs and Hypoxi) to funds advised by Quadrant Private Equity.

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16 Aug 2016  |  Riposte  |  Financial Services

Offshore permanent establishments – a current area of ATO focus

Last week, the ATO issued three further Taxpayer Alerts effectively operating as a warning in relation to certain types of taxpayer behaviour which they regard as egregious. One of the Taxpayer Alerts, TA 2016/7 applies to “Arrangements involving permanent establishments”.

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News & Events

05 May 2016  |  News & Announcements

ITR - Asia Tax Awards 2016

Together, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills and associated law firm Herbert Smith Freehills were named the best firm in Australia for tax litigation and disputes at the International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards in May 2016.

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02 Mar 2016  |  News & Announcements

Welcome Aldrin De Zilva

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that Aldrin De Zilva has joined the firm as a Director and Head of the Melbourne office and our Projects and Infrastructure team.

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26 Feb 2016  |  News & Announcements

Best Lawyers - 2017

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have been named the Best Law Firm in Australia for tax in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia. In addition, all of our Directors and one of our Special Counsel were recognised as Best Lawyers in the category of Tax Law.

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