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Foreign investors divesting Australian assets - beware of Mareva injunctions

Publication date: 18 Jun 13 | Source: CCH TAX WEEK

Issue: Issue 22, 7 June 2013

Pages: pp 1-3


The use of the Mareva injunction is back in vogue with the Commissioner of Taxation, as a measure to target foreign residents who may not comply with their Australian tax obligations that result from the divestment of Australian assets. (ie Freezing order)

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Craig Saunders ATI
Craig is a Tax Partner at Ashurst in Melbourne. Prior to joining Ashurst he was a tax partner at Ernst & Young and Deloitte before that. He has deep industry knowledge in relation to the income tax issues facing investors in domestic and foreign infrastructure and utility projects, having worked with government sponsors, investment banks and private industry participants. He has particular expertise in relation to M&A, restructuring and refinancing transactions in the industry. - Current at 16 November 2012
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Tim Loh CTA
Tim is a Lawyer at Blake Dawson. - Current at 01 February 2011
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