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.
Minimising GST Complexity in Property Developments with Sam Mohammad
Monday February 5, 2018
Sam Mohammad leads KPMG's Queensland indirect tax practice and has over 13 years' experience advising on indirect taxes. Sam specialises in providing practical an easy to understand GST and indirect tax advice on complex matters, with a particular focus on clients in the property and infrastructure sectors. Sam's client base includes ASX-listed property developers (both residential and commercial), mid-scale and boutique developers focusing on the south-east Queensland market and government and non-government entities involved in large-scale infrastructure projects across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria (e.g., public private partnerships and development lease arrangements).
Leticia Mooney on Mastering the Client Relationship
Monday January 29, 2018
Leticia Mooney is the CEO of Brutal Pixie. Leticia is a serial entrepreneur, author, and passionate audience advocate, with 15+ years experience in publishing on and offline. She’d be happy on a desert island with nothing but yoghurt to eat, Manowar to listen to, and Clive James to read. Leticia’s leadership skills, problem‐solving ability, and matrix‐thinking make her a clear, articulate, and forthright strategist.
Competition and Consumer Law: The New Regime with Jacqueline Downes
Thursday January 25, 2018
Jacqueline Downes heads the national Competition and Consumer Law Group at Allens. Clients rely on her advice and extensive experience in dealing with the ACCC and other regulators to resolve significant issues for their businesses. Jacqueline is ranked as a leading competition and antitrust expert in Chambers, Best Lawyers, The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Global Competition Review. Recent commentary in Chambers Asia-Pacific singles Jacqueline out for her 'knowledge of how the authorities work especially in the merger control space' and describes her as an 'exceptional practitioner' whose 'responsiveness, sharp intelligence and ability to deliver set her apart'.
Robert Cunningham on Indemnities, Insurance and Risk Sharing in Leases
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Robert Cunningham has more than 40 years' experience in corporate and commercial, banking and finance, and property law. His practice focuses on advising on unusual commercial arrangements and all aspects of contract and property law. He advises privately incorporated companies, not-for-profit, and public companies about corporate structures, governance, and equity raising. He has advised various companies on competition and consumer law including restrictive trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, and the consumer protection provisions. His clients include companies involved in the food, technological, environment, and manufacturing industries, a major church, charitable organisations and educational institutions.