Julian is a tax lawyer specialising in corporate and international taxation.
He advises listed, unlisted and multinational clients on the taxation implications of mergers/acquisitions, inbound and outbound investments and cross border transactions. He also works with clients to assess and manage their existing tax risks, assisting with taxation audits, ruling requests and other engagements with revenue authorities.
His clients have included major global manufacturing groups, global information technology groups and global minerals and resources groups, as well as numerous Australian listed and unlisted companies.
Julian has extensive in-house corporate tax experience, having worked as part of the in-house tax teams for both an S&P/ASX 20 multinational resources company and a listed multinational FMCG company, working directly with the stakeholders in those businesses to manage their tax risks.
Advised on tax issues relating to an initial public offering and offshore listing of a minority stake in the Group’s Asia Pacific business.
Advised on interest withholding tax issues on Senior and Bridge Facilities for EMR Capital’s acquisition of Kestrel coal mine from Rio Tinto.
Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a major global information technology group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office audit of the subsidiary’s Australian operations.
Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.
Five weeks after Treasury’s release of exposure draft legislation to amend the thin capitalisation rules, as announced in 2023 Federal Budget (Exposure Draft), the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making...
A single judge of the Federal Court has upheld a decision of the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) to apply the general anti-avoidance rule, Part IVA, to arrangements that include the income...
On 22 June 2022, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published its finalised Protocol for claiming legal professional privilege (the Protocol). The Protocol has been developed to assist taxpayers...