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25 Sep 2018  |  Riposte  |  Real Estate

Stapled structures: integrity measures

On 20 September 2018, the Government introduced a Bill into Parliament to give effect to various integrity measures aimed at foreign investors. This is another instalment in the review that was initially aimed primarily at stapled groups. In this Riposte, we focus predominantly on the changes from the exposure draft which will primarily impact real estate groups.

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21 Sep 2018  |  Tax Brief

Reflections on the Rulings System

The original policy behind the rulings system was to give taxpayers certainty about their tax position so that they could correctly report their past transactions, and plan their future transactions with some certainty. But a recent Federal Court decision reveals another problem in the way the private ruling system has evolved in the last 25 years, and the difficulty taxpayers face in getting certainty about proposed transactions. It may be time for Parliament to revisit the design.

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21 Sep 2018  |  Weekly Tax Highlights

Weekly Tax Highlights

A summary of selected tax developments for the week ending 21 September 2018

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News & Events

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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21 May 2018  |  News & Announcements

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards 2018

Congratulations to Senior Associate Mary Hu, who on Friday night was named a winner in the taxation category of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

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13 Apr 2018  |  News & Announcements

Best Lawyers 2019

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have once again been named Law Firm of the Year for Tax Law in Australia, in the Best Lawyers 2019 rankings.

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