Private Wealth

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advises many of Australia’s most successful private groups and emerging entrepreneurial businesses.

We have a full service offering covering strategic domestic and international tax planning, taxation advice on major transactions, and the provision of comprehensive compliance services. We aim to maintain the highest level of client service on every engagement and work alongside our clients in an open and collaborative manner.

With the increasing ATO scrutiny of private groups and high net worth individuals, we appreciate the importance of managing ongoing relationships with the ATO. Our team regularly assists clients with ATO interactions, reviews, audits and disputes. Our clients benefit from our deep understanding of the technical tax issues as well as our industry-specific forensic and strategic insights. Our greatest successes are when we are able negotiate advantageous settlements of major issues for our clients.

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Private Wealth Publications

06 Apr 2017  |  Riposte  |  Private Wealth

ATO takes action on assurance for Private Groups

The ATO’s focus on large privately owned and wealthy groups is in full swing with no sign of slowing down in the 2017 year.

07 Mar 2017  |  Riposte  |  Real Estate  |  Private Wealth

‘Improvements’ – pre- or post-CGT assets?

According to the ATO, any intangible capital improvements made to a pre-CGT asset may be treated as a separate CGT asset.

17 Feb 2017  |  Riposte  |  Private Wealth

Is a register of beneficial ownership of companies coming?

As part of the global tax transparency push, Australia is considering how a register of the beneficial ownership of companies might be implemented.

11 Nov 2016  |  Riposte  |  Private Wealth

Private groups attracting ATO attention

In another attempt to help “get things right”, the ATO has released a list of behaviours, characteristics and tax issues of privately owned and wealthy groups that will attract the ATO’s attention.

25 Oct 2016  |  Riposte  |  Private Wealth

Tax transparency – a looming issue for private groups?

Greater tax transparency is a looming issue for privately owned and wealthy groups with numerous measures already having been introduced and other measures under consideration by Government.

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Private Wealth team

Andrew White



Cameron Blackwood



Tim Kyle



Narelle McBride