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14 Nov 2018  |  Transactions & Matters  |  Private Wealth

BlackRock: exchange of CHESS Depositary Interests

Greenwoods have advised BlackRock in respect of the tax aspects of the exchange of CHESS Depositary Interests.

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12 Nov 2018  |  Riposte  |  Real Estate  |  Private Wealth

Extension of significant global entity definition and impact for large private groups

On 20 July 2018, Treasury released Exposure Draft legislation to extend the definition of a significant global entity (SGE). As a result, the extended definition of an SGE may include members of large private groups headed by unlisted companies, trusts (including discretionary trusts), partnerships or other investment vehicles. This will have wide ranging implications for affected large private groups which were previously outside the scope of some anti-avoidance provisions, increased administrative penalties and the requirement to lodge general purpose financial statements. The change is proposed to apply for income years starting on or after 1 July 2018.

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09 Nov 2018  |  Riposte  |  Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

ATO to provide guidance on CGT rollovers and demergers

The ATO has announced that it will provide guidance on two matters relevant to demerger relief: (1) sequential planned transactions where a CGT roll-over is claimed for each transaction and the first roll-over (i.e. the demerger) contains a 'nothing else' condition; and (2) for the purposes of applying the demerger provisions what is the scope of a "restructuring".

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News & Events

01 Nov 2018  |  News & Announcements

Manuel Makas appointed Greenwoods' new Managing Director

After seven years at the helm of Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, earlier this year Tony Frost announced his retirement from his role as the firm’s Managing Director. We are delighted to announce that Manuel Makas has been elected by the Greenwoods Directors as the new Managing Director, effective 1 November.

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17 Oct 2018  |  News & Announcements

Welcome David Bond

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce that David Bond will join our Perth office as a Director on Monday, 5 November.

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29 Jun 2018  |  News & Announcements

Congratulations to our newly promoted Senior Associates

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the promotion of Sarah Reddick and Rebecca Fan to the position of Senior Associate, effective 1 July 2018.

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