JWS appoints two new Tax partners

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A headshot of Annemarie on the left and Matthew on the right.

Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has bolstered its tax practice with the lateral hires of two new partners in Sydney, Matthew Shanahan and Annemarie Wilmore.

Infrastructure and projects tax specialist Matthew Shanahan joined the team on 1 January 2022 from Deloitte, where he was a partner. Matthew is widely recognised as one of the “go to” infrastructure tax specialists in the Australian market. He brings more than 22 years’ experience advising large corporates on infrastructure, M&A, property, funds management, banking, tax disputes and international tax matters, gained through his experience in professional services firms and working in a leading infrastructure advisory team at an international investment bank.

Annemarie Wilmore specialises in tax dispute resolution, bringing 17 years’ experience. She has advised on high-profile tax disputes and litigation for a range of clients, including those in the resources, technology, infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors. Annemarie’s expertise includes advising clients at all stages of a tax dispute, from an initial assessment of tax risk in potential transactions through to reviews, audits, objections and appeals. She joined the firm on Monday 17 January 2022 from KPMG Law where she was Director in its Tax Controversy Team, and has previously worked at PwC and the ATO.

Managing Partner Jeremy Davis said the firm is focused on growing its tax team.

“Clients are increasingly turning to us because of the quality of our people, advice and service. We’ve also seen a shift in the market as clients are turning to independent law firms for tax advice and disputes. We’ve been steadily growing our team through strategic lateral hires.”

“Annemarie and Matthew are both recognised in the market for their specialist tax expertise. Having them as part of the JWS team will give our clients additional support on their transactions and tax disputes, while positioning the firm to capitalise on a number of growth opportunities in this area.”

Johnson Winter & Slattery is one of the leading firms in Australia for complex tax advice and dispute resolution. We are known for our corporate tax advice to Australian listed corporates and foreign multinationals, particularly for cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

About Johnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 70 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes across Australia and surrounding regions. Working closely with clients, knowing their business, and appreciating their commercial objectives, we tailor our approach to deliver optimal commercial outcomes.

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