Leigh is a taxation specialist with experience advising Australian and multinational companies, high net worth individuals, accountants and financial advisers on all areas of taxation law. He specialises in structuring of businesses and transactions, M&A, corporate reorganisations and distributions, sale of businesses, demergers, capital raisings, property transactions, inbound and outbound international tax and succession planning and liquidations.
Leigh has also been at the forefront in developing tax-effective corporate, trust and superannuation structures.
Revenue law advice
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
Structuring business ventures
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
Maddocks advises founders of Sushi Sushi on deal with private equity
Australian law firm Maddocks has advised Sushi Sushi Group on the strategic investment by Odyssey Private Equity
Victorian Government outlines tax measures to drive recovery
Outlines the tax measures in the 2020 Victorian Government’s recovery effort.
M&A due diligence in the time of COVID-19: What are the ‘hangover’ risks in corporate transactions?
Three key considerations when undertaking the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions.