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Matthew Cridland

Providing advice on securitisation transactions to both banks and non-bank lenders.

Providing advice to an operator of an 'investor directed portfolio services', including obtaining a favourable GST private ruling

Providing advice to an asset finance company concerning the GST treatment of aircraft and rolling stock leasing arrangements.

Real property: sale and leasing transactions, residential and commercial developments, construction contracts, property trust issues and planning and environment issues

Advising a property group on GST issues relating to the establishment of a new property fund, including implementation of an indirect tax sharing agreement and advising on going concern issues

Providing GST advice to a consortium in relation to a PPP bid to build and operate a new health care asset. This included advising on the GST treatment of bid costs, the proposed transaction structure and amendments to draft transaction documents

Advising a state government agency on GST cash flow issues for a transaction that exceeded AUD2 billion. This included negotiating with the ATO to allow the parties of the transaction to set-off their GST liabilities and credit entitlements to address cash flow issues

Advising a non-bank lender on the GST issues associated with the purchase of a broker originated loan portfolio. Applied for private rulings in relation to the same transaction

Advising an energy company on various GST matters including its hedging activities, various promotional activities such as free “giveaways” to new customers and advice on the purchase of electricity through AEMO

Preparing suites of precedent GST clauses for various major corporates for internal use in their contracts and transaction documents

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