Corporate Income Tax

MinterEllison's corporate tax experts have advised on some of the most significant deals of recent times. We are highly responsive and passionate about cutting through the complexity to deliver clear, practical solutions and outstanding results for our clients.

Our team has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, divestments, reorganisations, demergers, capital raisings, IPOs and private equity deals. We also have strong credentials on major cross border transactions involving Asia and beyond. Structure advice is implemented efficiently through drafting and negotiating transaction documents, tax warranties, indemnities and disclosure materials. Our team is experienced in managing revenue authorities on corporate transactions and obtaining tax rulings as well as drafting tax sharing and funding agreements.

Our team has deep technical expertise covering capital gains tax, consolidation, losses, debt/equity classification, value shifting, debt forgiveness, thin capitalisation, tax treaties and anti-avoidance rules.

We benefit from a broad cross section of experience from leading global accounting firms, corporate tax teams, government and various international commercial centres. Our team works closely with our M&A and private equity teams to provide holistic advice and ensure complete and efficient implementation of structures and advice in transaction documents.

Healthscope acquisition by TPG/Carlyle

Advised Healthscope in its A$2.7bn takeover by scheme of arrangement by private equity consortium Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and The Carlyle Group. The recommended offer was the culmination of an intense bidding war between a number of private equity groups. Given the bidding duel, the transaction dynamics and strategies changed regularly and quickly. We had a key advisory role and were able to provide urgent and constant strategic and legal input as required in the bidding process.

Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening Project

Advised Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening, one of the largest infrastructure projects conducted by the Victorian Government in recent times, seen as critical to the Port and Australia's position in global shipping. As key advisers to the Port of Melbourne Corporation, we advised on many aspects of the project, including the Supplementary Environmental Effects Statement and managed the public hearing process Federal Court litigation over the Federal Government's environmental approval for the dredging, cultural and Aboriginal heritage issues, relocation of essential infrastructure under the Yarra River, the resolution of the alliance dredging contract, and land tenure issues relating to land assets affected by the project.