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The beginning of the end for the phoenix? presentation


This presentation covers:

  • behavioural continuum
  • a brief history of relevant reviews and reforms
  • case studies of illegal phoenix activity
  • how to protect yourself/your client’s business against illegal phoenix activity.

Author profiles

Chris Leech
Chris is a Director of Tax Crime Reform at the ATO in the Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals area. He has worked for the ATO since 2005, primarily in roles of litigation, legal and technical advice in relation to serious tax evasion. In recent years, his focus has been on pursuing reform (administrative and legal) to protect Australia’s tax system from abuse. Prior to joining the ATO, Chris graduated from Monash University with an Arts/Law degree and worked as a solicitor in Melbourne. - Current at 21 February 2018
Richard Hughes
Richard is the head of the Queensland Restructuring Services team of Deloitte and has over 24 years’ professional experience at Deloitte including 15 years with our Restructuring Services team. Richard specialises in restructuring distressed companies – both as a formally appointed external administrator, but also as an informal advisor to boards, shareholders, lenders and other major stakeholders. Richard is a chartered accountant, and a member of the FINSIA, ARITA, TMA and AICD organisations. He is also a registered liquidator. Richard has variously been receiver, administrator or liquidator of a number of companies. His major assignments have included Kleenmaid, Riviera Marine, Bryan Byrt, Betta Electrical, Harts Australasia and Sam’s Seafood. Richard also led the team that was awarded the National Small Business Turnaround of the Year in 2015 from the Turnaround Management Association for his work with Withcott Seedlings. - Current at 21 February 2018


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