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Andy is a tax lawyer specialising in all aspects of taxation, revenue law and trust law and some aspects of superannuation law.
He has advised on matters such as the tax implications of corporate mergers and business and significant asset sales, acquisitions and restructures, managed investment schemes and stapled structures, funds management, the taxation of trusts generally, equity market transactions, debt market transactions and employee share schemes.
Andy has also advised on inbound and outbound investment vehicles, the structuring of managed funds and structured financial products including the establishment and taxation of Australian managed investment trusts, limited partnerships and unincorporated joint ventures, employee share and option schemes, share loan schemes. Andy has extensively advised on the taxation treatment of executive remuneration and employment termination payments.
He has also advised both large and SME corporate groups in a variety of transactions in a number of industry sectors including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, property development, health, food processing and the financial and superannuation sector.
Andy has represented clients in a range of revenue audits including income tax, payroll tax, superannuation guarantee charge and stamp duty audits.
Andy has acted for a number of high wealth individuals and large deceased estates in respect of the range of tax and commercial matters that arise from time to time. He has also acted for clients in product ruling, class ruling and private ruling applications to the ATO and in negotiating settlements with the ATO related to tax audits and tax disputes.
Advising on tax issues pertaining to the shareholders of Adelaide Bank Ltd on its merger with Bendigo Bank.
Advising on its participation in the Airline Partners Australia consortium;
advising on the structure of its bid for Wattyl Paints;
establishment of employee incentive scheme;
drafting and advising on tax sharing and funding agreements.
Provided income tax advice in respect of the structure and establishment of two (2) Australian based managed funds (including constitution review, PDS review, advice on residency, review of various investment management, custodian etc agreements); and also provided income tax and GST advice in respect of offshore investments made by the fund.
Advice on the outbound tax structure for the acquisition of gas and oil interests in the United States of America.
Advising on the establishment of a project vehicle for the construction and operation of power generation facilities. This included the application of Division 250 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth), stamp duty and GST advice and the GST review of gas and electricity contract incentive schemes.
Advised on a range of GST, stamp duty and Australian withholding tax issues in respect of procurement contracts of substantial equipment.
Advised in relation to the income tax and GST implications of various out of court settlement agreements and also drafted and advised on a settlement distribution scheme in respect of a class action.
Advice on the establishing and drafting of unit trust for the foreign investors in the ConnectEAST Motorway in Victoria including advice on meeting the MIT requirements for concessional non-resident withholding rates on fund payments.
Advised on the formation of the Australia corporate group, including holding company structure, intragroup and offshore financing arrangements having regard to the Australian tax consolidation rules, thin capitalisation rules etc, as well as advising on the availability of prior year corporate losses.
Advised on the availability of Iron Road’s prior year revenue losses, and on the proposed Australian structure for the proposed iron ore and haulage business having to the Australian tax consolidation rules, stamp duty implications and ability to carry forward corporate losses.
Advised on NSW duty and GST implications of various financing and management agreements entered into by various Macquarie funds including Fusion Fund and Fortress Fund.
Advised on the income tax implications of the proposed open offer redundancy programme for employees and consultants.
Advised in respect of fuel tax credit entitlements of subsidiary companies.
Acted in the class ruling application for demerger relief issued as CR 2014/66.
Advised and acted in its NSW payroll tax audit and ATO Superannuation Guarantee Audit of engagement arrangements for its radiologists.
Recognised as a key lawyer in tax
Recommended in tax law
Partners Andy Milidoni and Prashanth Kainthaje have written the Australian chapter for the eighth edition of Global Legal Insights: Corporate Tax 2020.
Partners Austin Bell and Andi Milidoni have written the Australian chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Public Investment Funds 2020.
Foreign Persons Surcharge Duty and Discretionary Trusts have recently changed in VIC and NSW.