Allens

Tax

Our tax lawyers are renowned for precise, commercially informed advice on all areas of direct and indirect taxation including income tax, capital gains tax, GST, stamp duty, customs and excise. They have an outstanding reputation in dispute resolution, including litigation and audit management.

Our tax practice has consistently been ranked in the top band by Chambers and Partners who recently said that Allens had a 'customer-focused and extremely practical team' with a stable of 'true heavyweights'.

We advise corporate clients on all types of transactions and circumstances including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, capital management, investments and divestments. Our structured finance specialties include securitisation, infrastructure and project financing, structured equity products, leasing and asset financing and financial engineering. We also have extensive experience in obtaining rulings from various revenue authorities and lobbying for appropriate legislative outcomes.

The Tax team is consistently involved in large tax audits and single-issue reviews for many of Australia's top companies and we are acknowledged as market leaders in undertaking tax negotiations and litigation on behalf of our clients. We have also advised on significant international tax issues including advising on general structuring of transactions and transfer pricing issues and disputes.

Our indirect tax experts provide advice on all stages of transactions to ensure the most efficient outcomes from the perspectives of the stamp duty and GST costs. These specialists are able to assist in documenting a transaction and also have experience in GST audits and stamp duty reviews.