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Phillip Davies Taxation


Phillip Davies is a longstanding Partner in the Melbourne office of the Australasian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He specialises in income tax, capital gains tax international taxation and the consolidation tax regime. His practice concentrates on income tax issues that arise in domestic and international restructures and mergers. He works closely with Australian and international financial institutions and corporations. In particular, Phillip's practice involves advising on tax


aspects of corporate transactions, including capital raisings, share buybacks, schemes of arrangements and public takeovers. He also has specific expertise in advising major corporates both resident and non-resident in the mining, gas and oil sectors. Phillip has also been involved in international arbitrations for non resident clients in the oil and gas sectors. Another area of expertise is advising Australian and


international corporate clients in respect of tax audits and disputes with the Australian Taxation Office. Phillip has acted for clients against the ATO in both the Federal Court and High Court of Australia. There will be a number of significant developments in


Australian tax reform in 2011 that are expected to change the corporate tax landscape in Australia over the next few years. These include, amongst other matters: • the Federal Government effecting the far-reaching recommendations of the Henry Review on fundamental


Rohan Shah Taxation


Mr. Shah is the Managing Partner and leads the Tax Practice of Economic Laws Practice, (“ELP”), a law firm having offices in various cities in India. Mr. Shah is actively engaged on various advisory /


transactional issues in the areas of tax, corporate and commercial transactions, real estate, media and international trade laws. Mr. Shah has been named one of India’s leading lawyers


in the fields of taxation, corporate transactions and media, by “Legal 500” and by “Chambers Asia”, for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. International Tax Review has named him as being amongst the 200 Leading Tax Lawyers in the world, in the International Tax Directors Handbook for the years 2007, 2008, 2009and 2010. Mr. Shah was also featured by – India Today, January 2000 Edition in a listing of ’50 Indians for the Next Millennium. Mr. Shah has been named amongst the 100 Leading Tax Lawyers in the world by the Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Tax 2009 and 2010 Mr. Shah has been appointed to various Expert Committees formed by the Indian Ministry of Finance and the Indian Ministry of Commerce on issues related to the introduction of presumptive taxation for the Gems and Jewellery sector, the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Export of Services.


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Mr. Shah was a member of the Indian Commerce Minister's Core Negotiating Team at the W.T.O Ministerial Conferences at Seattle, (Nov, 1999) and at Cancun, (September, 2003) as a nominee of Assocham.


changes to the Australian tax system;


• the introduction in 2013 of a mineral resource rent tax on certain mining projects in Australia;


• the recent proposal of the Federal Government to broaden the application of the tax anti-avoidance rules; and


• the proposal to introduce a carbon tax in Australia by the Federal Government


Contact:


Phillip Davies Partner


Level 50 Bourke Place 600 Bourke Street


Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Tel: 03 9643 4106 Fax: 03 9643 5999 Mobile: 0417 688 072


Email: phillip.davies@mallesons.com


Contact:


Economic Laws Practice 1502 Dalamal Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai, 400 021, Maharashtra, INDIA


Tel : +91 22 66367000


Fax: +91 22 66367172 Email: rohanshah@elp-in.com


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