Practice Expertise

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Areas of Practice

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Profile

Through my experience as a Director with the Global Equity Organisation, a peak body dedicated to advancing equity compensation, I am focused on providing my clients with cutting-edge advice on equity incentive and remuneration trends, and helping them structure and implement reward programs that attract the best talent.

I take pride in my accurate and timely advice and my 'user friendly' approach.

Career highlights

  • I have worked on numerous high-profile global M&A transactions, such as SABMiller's takeover of the Foster's Group, the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, Engie's merger with Gaz de France, and AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller
  • I have also helped Australian and international businesses introduce their employee compensation programs, including Allianz, SABMiller, Qantas and BAE Systems
  • I am a key contributor to MinterEllison's Community Investment Program, and have advised some of Australia's most well-known charities and Not-for-profits such as Camp Quality, MS Research, Salvos Legal, Sydney Street Choir and the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Fund

Areas of Practice

  • Finance
  • Tax

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member, Taxation Institution of Australia
  • Member, Global Equity Organisation


Articles

  • Migration opportunities for individuals and businesses from Hong Kong in Australia

    Recent Australian government announcements present new opportunities for businesses and investors who want to expand their presence into Australia, as well as skilled individuals who can provide talent and innovation to Australia's key sectors. Here we outline the Visa opportunities and tax considerations.

  • Digital asset regulation on the agenda

    Treasury, ASIC, the RBA and the Board of Taxation all made announcements during August relating to the regulatory treatment of digital assets, which aim to better understand and enforce their operation within Australia. We explore the announcements and their implications.

  • More cash relief for business to counter the impact of COVID-19

    Changes to the instant asset write-off, reduction in PAYG and cashflow boost eligibility – when and what this means to business.

     

  • Build to Rent income tax concessions released

    Treasury has released an Exposure Draft for new build-to-rent concessions. While some industry recommendations have been adopted, unresolved issues and surprises linger.

  • Federal Budget 2024/25 Highlights

    The Government's Budget forecasts a budget surplus in the 2023-2024 year, followed by larger deficits than expected across the next 4 years.

  • Updated guidance on the Research and Development Tax Incentive

    The Commonwealth Government has released an updated Guide to Interpretation for the Research and Development Tax Incentive scheme, which provides updated guidance for entities seeking to register for the scheme in a new, more accessible format.

  • Federal Budget 2023/24 Highlights

    MinterEllison explores the impact and implications across the key tax related focus areas raised in the 2023/24 Federal Budget announcement.

  • Federal Budget 2022/23 Highlights

    The 2022/23 Budget primarily provides targeted cost-of-living relief and sets out how the Government intends to invest in Australia's future in times of economic and inflationary pressures as well as continuing global uncertainty. MinterEllison explores the impact and implications across the key commercial focus areas raised in the Government's Budget announcement.

  • March Federal Budget 2022/23 Highlights

    An election year Federal Budget has announced significant personal tax measures as expected, with a focus on addressing cost of living pressures in a time of rising inflation.

  • ATO Tax Collection: Public Beneficial Ownership Register Treasury paper released

    With 3 million unlisted entities impacted in phase 1, the proposed beneficial ownership disclosure requirements will require close stakeholder engagement, strict ongoing compliance and reporting obligations under high public scrutiny.

  • Medical practices and payroll tax: the current state of play

    Medical practices that engage practitioners as contractors need to urgently review their payroll tax position due to recent revenue office rulings.

     

  • Off Market Share Buy-Back Exposure Draft Legislation released

    On 17 November 2022, the Government announced exposure draft legislation to enact measures announced in the October Budget to align the tax treatment of on-market and off-market share buy-backs.

  • Tax updates to proposed intangibles integrity measure

    Updates to the proposed tax reform measures preventing multinationals from claiming Australian tax deductions for certain payments made for the use of intangible assets to foreign associates in low-tax jurisdictions.

  • Federal Budget Highlights 2021-22

    The 2021-22 Federal Budget provides Australia with a roadmap to help guide our country's business and economic recovery as we emerge from the unprecedented COVID-19 impacts of 2020.

     

     

  • Federal Budget Highlights: 2020-21

    A highly anticipated Federal Budget announced late in a turbulent and unpredictable year, the 2020-21 Budget sets out significant taxation relief for individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 recession. MinterEllison explores the impact and implications across the key focus areas raised in the government’s Budget announcement.

  • Federal Budget 2020-21 introduces temporary loss carry back rules

    A significant measure announced in the 2020 – 21 Federal Budget was the temporary loss carry back regime for corporate tax entities.

  • Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook Highlights: 2019-20

    The Government's Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2019-20, announced yesterday, signals that the budget is scheduled to return to surplus in 2019-20. However the projected budget surplus in 2019-20 and over the next four years is set to reduce.

  • A 'thin new world' part 2 – proposed changes to Australia's thin capitalisation provisions

    Under proposed new law, organisations may be limited in their ability to claim debt deductions from 1 July 2023.

  • Tangible consequences for SGEs: Proposed changes to intangible asset exploitation in low-corporate tax jurisdictions

    Australian Treasury proposes new rules to limit significant global entities from claiming deductions for payments made to associates in low corporate tax jurisdictions related to intangibles from 1 July 2023.

     

  • ATO finalises TD 2020/6 - What is a restructuring for the purposes of the demerger rules?

    ATO clarification on what constitutes a restructuring for the purposes of the demerger rules confirms the change in their approach with effect both before and after the date of publication. We explore the details. 

  • Electric car FBT exemption

    The Government has introduced a new Bill to exempt from fringe benefits tax (FBT) electric cars provided to employees for their private use.

  • A 'thin' new world - Proposed changes to Australia's thin capitalisation rules

    Under proposed new law, organisations may be limited in their ability to claim debt deductions from 1 July 2023.

  • Australia's thin capitalisation rules – finally, the amending Bill to a Bill to amend

    We explore the new exposure draft released for public consultation which amends the proposed thin capitalisation changes and debt deduction creation rules.

  • Taxation and cross-border M&A: Clarity on Australian tax liabilities in foreign corporate mergers

    A recent Federal Court decision provides further clarity on the treatment of Australian tax liabilities following the completion of a corporate merger.

  • COVID-19: Payroll Tax relief and what this means for business
    To relieve the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and encourage the retention of staff, States and Territories around Australia have announced a variety of payroll tax concessions to help relieve the cash-flow strain caused by COVID-19. We explore some of the key payroll tax measures and what it means for business.

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