Overview

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advises domestic and international businesses on Australian tax issues across a wide range of industries with in-depth knowledge of the Real Estate, Financial Services, Projects & Infrastructure and Energy & Resources industries.

Our Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions team members regularly advise on Australia's most significant Corporate and M&A transactions including private equity investments, capital management, IPOs as well as demergers and other restructures. 

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has extensive experience providing Australian tax advice to ASX and internationally listed entities and other large business in the the following contexts:

  • domestic and international corporate restructures 
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • leveraged and cross border leasing and other structural finance transactions
  • cross-border transactions 
  • inbound and outbound investment structures
  • business, property and major capital asset financing
  • infrastructure finance and projects 
  • employee reward packaging including employee share and options plans
  • goods and services tax

Services we provide to clients include:

  • developing transaction structures and assessing the relative merits of structuring options
  • advising and managing the ongoing taxation affairs of clients including making submissions to the Australian Taxation Office for private and class Rulings
  • tax due diligence and transaction document review
  • completing the preparation, lodgment and review of tax returns including income tax, fringe benefits tax, Business Activity Statements and state tax returns
  • advising and representing clients in taxation audits and settlement negotiation
  • undertaking compliance reviews and due diligence reports
  • addressing transfer pricing issues