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‘The application of their national professional standards coupled with their highly skilled personnel enables AGS to deliver a national service with substantially increased range and levels of service.’ ATO 2012

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Fact sheet 6 Managing GST in Commonwealth property transactions: be aware of the risks (updated July 2011)


'For us AGS holds the best knowledge of our previous projects, and of the necessary considerations with regard to Government.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

‘AGS have demonstrated their ability to provide an effective and efficient nationwide legal service which is enhanced by their substantial ADR practice.’ ATO 2012

‘AGS are an integral part … and routinely provide advice on investigations and the conduct of … prosecutions. AGS [harnesses] its national reach to ensure consistency and quality of approach in the conduct of these...’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

Taxation case study


AGS has expert knowledge and experience in taxation matters. We have assisted with the development of general taxation legislation as well as provisions dealing with specific situations, and advised the Australian Taxation Office on many matters including disputes.

AGS advises Commonwealth agencies on a range of taxation issues that arise in a transactional context. We can advise on GST requirements for agreements including grants and leases, and the GST obligations associated with complex procurements (including those with offshore considerations as in the shipping and aviation industries).

We also advise on the implications of taxation indemnities such as those often contained in leases used for financing purposes and stamp duty obligations associated with a wide range of property transactions.

  Leo Hardiman Ross McClure Matthew Walsh
  Leo Hardiman
Deputy General Counsel
T 02 6253 7074
Ross McClure
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 03 9242 1395
Matthew Walsh
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 02 9581 7517

  Mark Molloy Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7421
  Olivia Abbott Counsel 02 6253 7023
  Tim Burrows Senior Executive Lawyer 08 9268 1116
  Evan Evagorou Senior Executive Lawyer 03 9242 1246
  Catherine Leslie Special Counsel Tax Litigation 02 9581 7481
  David Morris Senior Executive Lawyer 02 9581 7622
  Vince Tavolaro Senior Executive Lawyer 03 9242 1359