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Mathew Brittingham

Partner

Mathew is a Partner in our Tax & Revenue team and head of the Agribusiness and Family Business & Private Wealth Practice, advising local, national and international clients on state and federal taxes.
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Background

Mathew’s expertise includes tax avoidance, international tax, M&A tax structuring, tax disputes, corporate tax, and indirect taxes such as stamp duty, WET and GST.

Clients trust Mathew’s meticulous and commercially-based approach and commitment to their matter. No matter how complex or difficult the issue, he is dedicated to getting the best possible result for each and every client.

He thrives on getting results for clients by resolving disputes before they go to Court or structuring transactions in the most tax-effective manner.

Experience

Mathew has recently advised on the restructure of a Mining corporate group for the purposes of one of the group companies being listed on the stock exchange.  He has also advised a US Energy company on the tax aspects associated with setting up operations in Australia and the subsequent sale of assets in Australia.

In relation to family businesses, Mathew is frequently called on to advise how to structure the passing of the business to the next generation or the sale of the business to external parties in the most profitable fashion.

Mathew also advises on difficult international tax issues for Australian and international clients, such as recently advising on the Australian tax consequences for a US resident who received income and part of a significant share portfolio from an Australian trust.

In the property sector, Mathew has advised numerous clients on the best structures to use to undertake property developments and restructures to reduce land tax.

Mathew is regularly called on to act for taxpayers when they are being audited, and has recently successfully resolved a number of audits including on the use of the small business capital gains tax successions and WET producer rebates.

Mathew has also recently been successful on an objection to a state revenue authority on the stamp duty implications on the transfer of farming land for business succession purposes.

Mathew's Expertise