Allan Blaikie is a leading consultant in our taxation team which is widely regarded as Asia Pacific's pre-eminent group of taxation lawyers.

With over 40 years' experience (including over a decade as a chartered accountant), Allan is a highly valued adviser to leading Australian and international companies in the financial services and property sectors, as well as those in manufacturing and distribution. He is consistently called upon to assist clients in their most sensitive matters, including major tax litigation, and government investigations and proceedings. Allan is one of Australia's foremost experts in international tax having advised widely on issues including transfer pricing, interpretation of double tax agreements and the structuring of multinational enterprises.

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Asset Finance

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International Services

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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Private Equity

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Project Finance

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Taxation

Multinational Organisations: assisted two multinational organisations in successfully defending major global reconstructions from attack under Australia's general anti-avoidance rules (Part IV A) including representing the entities before the General Anti-Avoidance Rule Panel (GAAR Panel).


Major Investment Bank:
assisted a major investment bank in the establishment of a specialist fund that took advantage of market discrepancies including the franking of dividends. This assistance included a successful representation at the GAAR Panel to ensure that the tax rules concerning franking credit trading were not infringed.


Project Wickenby
: achieved a number of successful resolutions of tax audits into the affairs of a series of high wealth individuals conducted as a result of Project Wickenby.


Foreign Listed Entities:
principal tax advisor in connection with a number of global reorganisations of foreign listed entities with Australian resource assets.

Major Tax Litigation: advisor in connection with two major pieces of tax litigation: Resource Capital Fund III LP v Commissioner of Taxation and Commissioner of Taxation and Macquarie Bank Limited and Mongoose Pty Limited.

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Taxation Disputes

Multinational Organisations: assisted two multinational organisations in successfully defending major global reconstructions from attack under Australia's general anti-avoidance rules (Part IV A) including representing the entities before the General Anti-Avoidance Rule Panel (GAAR Panel).


Major Investment Bank:
assisted a major investment bank in the establishment of a specialist fund that took advantage of market discrepancies including the franking of dividends. This assistance included a successful representation at the GAAR Panel to ensure that the tax rules concerning franking credit trading were not infringed.


Project Wickenby
: achieved a number of successful resolutions of tax audits into the affairs of a series of high wealth individuals conducted as a result of Project Wickenby.

Major Tax Litigation: advisor in connection with two major pieces of tax litigation: Resource Capital Fund III LP v Commissioner of Taxation and Commissioner of Taxation and Macquarie Bank Limited and Mongoose Pty Limited.

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Leisure and Entertainment

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International Trade

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