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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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Diverse and inclusive: Maddocks recognised for gender equality February 25, 2020

25 February 2020 Maddocks has been recognised for the 16th consecutive year for its work in creating a workplace that provides opportunities for all of its employees. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Gender … Continued

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Holding shareholder meetings under COVID-19 restrictions March 25, 2020

With governments imposing severe restrictions on travel and public gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian public companies with upcoming annual general meetings (AGM) will be required to consider whether they can either … 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