Q&As

An Overview of the Latest Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 with Wagih Doueihi

Friday February 16, 2018

Wagih Doueihi is a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz specialising in planning, environment, government and administrative law. Wagih advises on the full spectrum of environment and planning law issues relevant to Government agencies and the private sector including planning pathways, environmental impacts, development assessment, developer contributions, environmental offsets, bio banking, heritage, pollution control, contamination, incident management, regulatory compliance and enforcement, compulsory land acquisition and government decision- making and policy. He is an experienced litigator, having acted in the various classes of the Land and Environment Court's jurisdiction. Wagih has advised on environment and planning matters for some of Australia's largest infrastructure projects. His practice has a key focus on Government clients including the Department of Planning and Environment, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services. Government clients have complimented him for his diligence and his pro-active, problem solving approach.
Michael Talevich on Challenges and Opportunities for Property Investors in the New Tax Landscape

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Michael Talevich draws from his strong technical tax knowledge and practical technical knowledge to provide quality solutions to clients. He provides tax effective and commercially viable tax advice from business start up to complex taxation solutions to maximise the financial functionality of businesses. Michael is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Advisor and holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the Australian National University.
The Citizen Seven and Subsequent Cases with John Cameron

Tuesday February 6, 2018

John Cameron is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the High Court of New Zealand, and the High Court of Fiji. He has appeared in administrative law cases in the superior courts of all of those jurisdictions, since 1993 in migration matters involving asylum seekers in Australia.
Patrick Dwyer on Finance Law for the Modern In-House Counsel

Monday February 5, 2018

Patrick Dwyer is a corporate and financial services lawyer at Dwyer Harris. He has over 20 years’ experience in Australia and the United States in top tier law firms and in-house roles. At Dwyer Harris he works with clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups. Patrick specialises in financial services regulation, corporate transactions such as acquisitions, fundraising and joint ventures, and commercial agreements. He has a special interest in fintech and blockchain technology. He was a General Counsel at GE, leading the legal team for its home lending and insurance businesses in Australia. Patrick also practised law in New York with an international firm for a number of years, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and asset finance. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Financial Services Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Joanne Wynne on Foreign Investors - New Laws, Fresh Strategies

Monday February 5, 2018

Joanne Wynne has worked in the profession since 1997 and joined RSM in 1999. Joanne has facilitated the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand taxation module and has also lectured undergraduate and post graduate taxation units at Curtin University. Joanne provides taxation consulting and compliance services in the following areas income tax; capital gains tax; international tax; fringe benefits tax; goods and services tax; tax consolidation. Significant projects Joanne has worked on include taxation advice concerning the viability of an international corporation establishing a holding company in Singapore for its operating companies situated in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand; Taxation advice concerning the capital gains tax implications for partners of a partnership (a mix of companies and individuals) resulting from the disposal of their interests in a business (being a classified newspaper published on a weekly basis) - the business was subsequently sold for approximately $14m; Scrip for scrip advice to a listed public company in relation to the proposed disposal of its IP for in excess of $30m; Tax structuring advice to various listed public companies in relation to investing in exploration projects in Uruguay, Kyrgyzstan and the Ukraine; Provising Australian and international tax advice to an Australian mining company establishing a mine in the Philippines. Professional associations Joanne is a member of includes - Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Fellow, The Tax Institute.
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