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Seema specialises in taxation law and provides income tax, GST and stamp duty advice to clients in a range of industries.

Seema is a Special Counsel in our Taxation practice.

She advises clients in the financial services, including funds management, industry, along with large domestic and multi-national corporations in relation to a range of issues, including the tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, disposals, restructures, international taxation, as well as banking, restructuring and insolvency matters and the establishment of new business in Australia.

Seema also advises clients in the not-for-profit sector on structuring issues, including the establishment of charitable funds.

Seema's experience has included both domestic and international secondments. She has authored a number of articles and publications, and is a contributor to the Australian Tax Handbook (published by Thomson Reuters).

Qualifications

  • BCom (Accounting and Economics)
    LLB, LLM

Industry associations

  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia

Seema's Recent Experience

Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation Ltd

Establishment of a new not-for-profit organisation, Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation Ltd.  We obtained the relevant tax concessions, which have included liaising with the newly formed Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, the Australian Taxation Office and the Register of Harm Prevention.

Investment Bank

Acted for an Australian ADI on the acquisition of loan portfolios with a face value of $2.8bn.

Ferrier Hodgson

Advised Ferrier Hodgson (receivers and managers) in relation to the sale of 2 power plants located in NSW held by the Sunshine Electricity Joint Venture (SEJV), an unincorporated joint venture.

Seema's Recent Insights

THE WRAP - SEPTEMBER 2015

  • 02 Sep 2015

The financial services industry is facing a confluence of significant opportunities but also threats, flowing from a number of different sources.Traditional customer bases are becoming more fragmen...

FATCA Update

  • 12 May 2014

May 2014The recent signing of the intergovernmental agreement between Australia and the United States will reduce the compliance burden on Australian financial institutions complying with FATC...

Tax Reform For Managed Funds - The Road Ahead

  • 05 May 2014

May 2014Significant changes to the taxation of funds have been announced but not enacted over the past few years. The announcements have created tremendous uncertainty for fund managers managing bo...

THE WRAP - APRIL 2014

  • 16 Apr 2014

As this edition of THE WRAP goes to press, the financial services sector is facing a number of intersecting market and regulatory forces. Market conditions are improving both domestically and inter...