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Disputes & Litigation Masterclass

Published on 15 Aug 2019 | Took place at Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

This event was for practitioners across all markets that are involved in any form of tax dispute. It provided a unique opportunity to hear key insights from some of the best tax controversy practitioners and a senior ATO Deputy Commissioner. This event is also beneficial to practitioners who are seeking to work more in this area and who wish to come away with a thorough understanding of the current state of play in tax controversy.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

Choosing your forum when taking on the Commissioner – What you need to consider

Author(s):  Eugene Wheelahan

This presentation covers:

  • nature of an application to the AAT for “review” vs an “appeal” to the FCA
  • significance of “discretions”
  • how to identify a “discretion”
  • other considerations: procedure; evidence; costs; confidentiality; separate questions; hybrid proceedings.
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Large scale document production and the ATO's handling of LPP and accountant's concession claims

Author(s):  Jonathan Woodger,  Rebecca SAINT

This presentation covers:

  • the history of legal professional privilege
  • why does LPP exist?


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Lessons to be learned for litigators from tax cases in the last 12 months

Author(s):  Paul SOKOLOWSKI,  Andrew Spierings

This paper covers:

  • the onus and standard of proof 
  • Placer Dome – goodwill and “cats, dogs, rats and rabbits”
  • Harding – “a singular disagreement”
  • Resource Capital Fund IV – dealing with tax unicorns
  • BHP Billiton – tax and the art of “contextual conceptualisation”.
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