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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks advises Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 September The Federal Court has today approved the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Maddocks has advised Kidman over its growth story, from tenement acquisitions, … Continued

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ASIC doubles the participation limits for share purchase plans September 11, 2019

ASIC has remade its class order that provides ASX-listed issuers of shares and interests under purchase plans with relief from the requirement to prepare a disclosure document on substantially similar terms to the previous instrument, … 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