This panel discussion between roundtable participants Grant Wardell-Johnson and Graeme Cooper and experienced practitioner Greg Travers will address the draft amendments, review why they are being introduced, and explore the likely impact on taxpayers and advisers. This session will be of particular interest to those who advise in relation to structuring business transaction both large and small.
Grant Wardell-Johnson CTAGrant, CTA, is the Head of the Australian Tax Centre at KPMG. Grant has a background in providing tax advice relating to international and domestic tax structuring, international cross-border acquisitions and initial public offerings. Grant has been the lead Tax Partner on many high-profile projects in the Australian and international markets, including the Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Limited, Macquarie Group consortia acquisitions of Boart Longyear Limited and Dyno Nobel Limited and their subsequent listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. Grant now leads the consultation on new law and response to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and the OECD Action Plan. He is a member of the Treasury BEPS Advisory Group. Current at 17 March 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Grant WARDELL-JOHNSON.
Prof Graeme Cooper CTAGraeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and a consultant to Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills. He is a former New South Wales State Council Chairman of The Tax Institute and currently a member of the National Council. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, United Nations, OECD, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He was admitted to legal practice in New South Wales (1980) and Victoria (1999), and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in law schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York. Current at 11 January 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Graeme COOPER.
Gregory Travers CTAGreg, CTA is the Director in charge of the Tax Services division of William Buck in Sydney. His clients are predominantly private businesses, both Australian and foreign-owned, as well as higher wealth individuals and families. The work undertaken by Greg is primarily advising on issues and transactions such as restructuring, exit strategies, business acquisitions and international expansion, along with referrals from accountants, lawyers and other advisers. Greg is the author of The Tax Adviser’s Guide to Part IVA, published by The Tax Institute. Current at 21 October 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Greg TRAVERS.