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McCullough Robertson

66 EAGLE STREET, BRISBANE, QLD 4000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 7 3233 8888
Fax:
Fax +61 7 3229 9949
DX:
DX 158 BRISBANE
Email:
Web:
www.mccullough.com.au

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Duncan Bedford

Tel:
Work +61 7 3233 8706
Email:
Web:
www.mccullough.com.au/people/f/View/5/
McCullough Robertson

Work Department

Taxation

Position

Partner

Career

Duncan is recognised as one of Queensland’s pre-eminent tax and foreign investment lawyers. His understanding of business transactions means he is focused on applying his technical expertise to achieve practical outcomes for his clients.

Duncan is an expert in business and transaction structuring, taxation and foreign investment with a solid foundation in general commercial law which ensures his advice and solutions delivers value to clients.

He designs and implements effective structures for transactions and asset ownership, always seeking to secure his clients cost-effective tax and stamp duty outcomes. This includes advising on stamp duty exceptions, assessments, private rulings and objections.  Additionally he advises on corporate reconstructions, demergers, holding company interpositions and rollovers and general commercial matters.

Duncan is also recognised for his expertise in managing matters before the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). He focuses on identifying and managing restrictions on foreign investment and advising on appropriate structures and processes for foreign companies, governments and individuals proposing to invest in Australia.

Duncan has provided advice to clients across a range of industries and leads our Food and Agribusiness team.

Member

Chair of Revenue Law Committee of Queensland Law Society
Member - The Tax Institute
Member - Law Council of Australia’s Foreign Investment Committee

Education

LLB
Bachelor of International Business


Australia

Tax

Within: Tax

McCullough Robertson handles tax auditions, settlement negotiations, restructures, transactions as well as debt and equity fundraisings. Mining and resources sector expert Damien Clarke advised Malabar Coal on its acquisition of the Drayton and Drayton South assets from their joint venture owners. Duncan Bedford is another name to note and specialises in business structuring and taxation; he assisted Viralytics with its acquisition by Merck Sharp & Dohme. Brisbane-based practice head Hayden Bentley focuses on corporate taxation. Mark West departed to set up his own firm.

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