Barbara Phair > Ashurst > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Australia - Tax


Barbara’s highly regarded Indirect Tax practice is based on over 30 years’ industry experience. Barbara’s practice includes all areas of Australian State taxes, including stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax, as well as GST, which she has advised on since its introduction in 2000.

Barbara advises on tax issues surrounding asset and business acquisitions and sales, reorganisations and mergers, property investment, infrastructure projects and financings. She is highly experienced advising on the implications of Australian indirect tax legislation, including GST, across a broad range of transactions, and assisting clients on disputes with revenue authorities.

Barbara has a reputation for working closely across client and adviser teams to carefully identify and manage issues as they arise.

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Australia > Tax

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Barbara PhairAshurst

Ashurst provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of tax law, including in the context of major transactions, tax litigation, general advisory work through to specialist advice on major construction projects. Although the practice generates work from a wide range of industries, the real estate, transport and infrastructure, energy, banking and finance and funds sectors are areas of strength. Key clients include the big four Australian banks, major investment banks, corporations and government entities. The practice is also known for its tax dispute capabilities. Vivian Chang, an expert on Australian and international tax aspects of corporate and financial services transactions, heads up the APAC tax practice from Sydney. Other key names include indirect tax specialist Barbara Phair in Sydney and the Melbourne-based Ian Kellock, who has recenlty been involved in a major M&A transactions in the resources, financial services and manufacturing industries. A junior partner to note is corporate tax specialist Sanjay Wavde in Sydney.