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Advising on complex water infrastructure projects for local government September 12, 2018

Parkes Shire Council made the decision to replace its 80-year-old water treatment facility as it was nearing its capacity to properly service residents. The Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program saw the replacement of the … Continued

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Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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New Federal Court decision calls into question relevance of internal legal advice to AAT reviews September 18, 2018

On 3 August 2018, Justice Bromwich of the Federal Court handed down his decision in Commissioner of Taxation v ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) (formerly EBS & Associates Pty Ltd) [2018] FCA … Continued

Leigh Baring Partner

Background

Leigh has extensive experience in advising Australian and multinational companies, high net worth individuals, accountants and financial advisers on all areas of taxation law. Leigh regularly provides advice on structuring of businesses and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and distributions, sale of businesses, demergers, capital raisings, joint ventures and property developments, international tax (both inbound and outbound), succession planning and liquidations. His advice covers both direct and indirect tax considerations.

Leigh is commercially focused and results driven. He specialises in applying his broad experience and strong technical knowledge to provide practical and strategic business structuring advice and innovative solutions to complex revenue and strategy problems.

Throughout his career, Leigh has been at the forefront in developing tax-effective corporate, trust and superannuation structures.

Legal Expertise

  • Business taxation
  • Revenue law
  • Stamp duty
  • Structuring advice
  • Taxation litigation
  • Trust law

Relevant Experience

  • Extensive experience advising in all areas of revenue law with a particular focus on ATO audit activities, the application of the capital gains tax and stamp duty provisions to specific transactions, the rules governing superannuation and the structuring issues in light of the relevant payroll tax provisions
  • Extensive experience advising in structuring business ventures to ensure that the vehicle adopted is tax effective and appropriate from an asset protection standpoint
  • Advises a number of large non-profit organisations in relation to structuring ancillary business ventures or in convincing the relevant revenue authorities that the organisation has the requisite non-profit or charitable purposes to entitle it to any relevant concessionary taxation treatment