Greg Judd is a Senior Associate in the firm’s taxation practice and advises clients on all aspects of direct taxation.
Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler, Greg worked for over a decade in roles with Australia’s largest legal and accounting practices, and tutored, lectured and co-ordinated taxation at leading Australian universities.
Greg’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- advice in relation to investment in Australia and abroad, including:
- vehicle selection: including all types of trusts, companies and partnerships in isolation and as part of a group;
- capital raising: including all types of debt and equity funding, ASX listing, product design and investor communications;
- operations: including intergroup and intragroup domestic and cross-border dealings;
- losses and profit repatriation;
- expansion: including organic growth, mergers and acquisitions; and
- exit/divestment, including demergers;
- advice in relation to succession planning;
- advice to the not-for-profit sector: including status as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity; and
- dealing with the ATO to obtain guidance (such as rulings) and to respond to complex audits and resolve disputes.
Directorships & memberships
Greg is a member of the International Fiscal Association.
Greg has acted for both domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters, including:
- ASX listing of a number of groups, including pre-listing capital and debt restructuring;
- the structure of numerous investment funds, including reviewing offer documents, related documents and communications with investors. Examples include:
- product design and structure for investment by foreign life companies into US real estate via Australian superannuation funds, including requirements under the Managed Investment Trust regime and constitutional amendments to cater for the introduction of the Attribution Managed Investment Trust regime;
- registration, reporting and compliance obligations of a venture capital fund under income tax, partnership and venture capital legislation;
- the interaction between CGT, foreign realisation events and foreign currency denominated earn outs, and obtaining a private ruling regarding same;
- the domestic structure of a UK entity setting up, and operating, a peer to peer lending platform in Australia;
- the Australian structure of a foreign property developer, including group funding issues relating to debt and equity, thin capitalisation, loans to related parties and transfer pricing;
- application of Australia’s foreign investment rules, including preparing applications to the Foreign Investment Review Board and responding to requisitions;
- identification, ownership and licencing of intellectual property, and the effect of tax consolidation on that property;
- rules relating to permanent establishments and withholding tax, including for taxpayers conducting major sporting events and exhibitions;
- the structure and reporting obligations of private practice partnerships, including service trust arrangements, Everett assignments, small business concessions and superannuation;
- DGR endorsement of an international organisation as an overseas aid fund, and drafting that organisation’s policies on project management, child protection and anti-terrorism; and
- responding to numerous ATO audits.