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The King and I: Advising on transactions involving Sovereign Wealth Funds


Sovereign Wealth Funds are investing in an increasingly diverse range of assets. The tax structures being used and the business models being adopted by these funds are increasingly similar to private equity. It is therefore timely to consider the potential Australian tax implications which are peculiar to sovereign wealth or which have an application to how these funds will invest into Australia.

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Matthew Weerden CTA
Matt is a Partner in the Transaction Tax practice of EY and has over 12 years of tax experience, specialising in domestic and cross border merger and acquisitions, fund structuring and capital markets transactions. Matt has previously worked in the London Office of EY where he was advising on international cross border transactions in relation to investments both into and out of the UK and Europe with a focus on private equity, infrastructure and real estate fund clients. In his role at EY, Matt specialises in providing taxation advice and transaction support to a broad range of investors including private equity clients and financial services clients. Matt is a Chartered Tax Adviser and is also a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Law Society of New South Wales. - Current at 24 June 2014
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