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Clayton Utz Partner , Sydney T +61 2 9353 4715 https://www.claytonutz.com

Jonathan Slater brings over 25 years' experience advising clients in both Australia and the UK, including leading financial service providers, top ASX-listed companies and major corporates on domestic and cross-border matters.

His clients benefit from his deep expertise acting in complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations settlements and enforcement proceedings, as well as taxation disputes.

Jonathan assists clients navigate their regulatory obligations, and is regularly called on to act on investigations undertaken by the ASIC and Commissioner of Taxation as well as allegations of breaches of contract, conspiracy and insider trading.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • AMP Financial Planning: In the first case that considered the interaction of best interest provisions of the Corporations Act, Jonathan acted in connection with enforcement proceedings brought by ASIC arising from insurance re-writing by some its advisers, including the remediation schemes to compensate affected clients.
  • ANZ: Jonathan defended high-profile civil penalty proceedings commenced by ASIC in the Federal Court of Australia alleging the bank manipulated the bank bill swap rate (BBSW).
  • Standard & Poors (McGraw Hill): Jonathan acted in relation to claims brought by councils for misselling of CPDOs rated by S&P.
  • ANZ: Jonathan advised ANZ in connection with its Prime Access service, including its interactions with ASIC, the ongoing negotiation of an enforceable undertaking and the ongoing remediation.
  • Simon Poidevin: Jonathan is acting for Mr Poidevin in AAT proceedings to overturn a five year ban imposed for alleged market manipulation in connection with trading on the ASX.
  • Fund Manager: Jonathan is acting for a fund manager in connection with alleged negligent investment of client funds.
  • AMP Life Limited and NMLA: in one of the largest class actions ever brought in Australia, Jonathan is advising AMP Life Limited and National Mutual Life Australia in class actions brought by superannuation funds members for alleged overcharging of fees.
  • Financial services company: Jonathan is advising in connection with ongoing ASIC investigations into fees for no service and insurance re-writing.

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Investigations and Crisis Management

  • ANZ: Jonathan defended high-profile civil penalty proceedings commenced by ASIC in the Federal Court of Australia alleging the bank manipulated the bank bill swap rate (BBSW).
  • ANZ: Jonathan advised ANZ in connection with its Prime Access service, including its interactions with ASIC, the ongoing negotiation of an enforceable undertaking and the ongoing remediation.
  • Simon Poidevin: Jonathan is acting for Mr Poidevin in AAT proceedings to overturn a five year ban imposed for alleged market manipulation in connection with trading on the ASX.
  • Financial services company: Jonathan is advising in connection with ongoing ASIC investigations into fees for no service and insurance re-writing.
  • Fund Manager: Jonathan is acting for a fund manager in connection with alleged negligent investment of client funds.

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Taxation Disputes

  • Roche Proprietary Products Limited: in the first transfer pricing case in over 20 years to proceed to a final hearing, Jonathan acted in proceedings brought by the Federal Commissioner of Taxation.
  • ATO: Jonathan acted for the ATO in connection with a thin capitalisation issue for a major foreign infrastructure investor.
  • Macquarie/Mongoose: Jonathan successfully acted for Macquarie Bank and Mongoose in challenging income tax assessments based on the interaction between Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the consolidation rules in Part 3-90 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
  • Investment bank: Jonathan is advising a major investment bank in connection with a transfer pricing investigation by the Commissioner of Taxation.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation (Misima Mines Limited): Jonathan acted in a high-value tax dispute with the PNG IRC through the audit phase and in appellate proceedings and debt recovery proceedings commenced by the IRC. He is also advising on an ongoing IRC tax audit for a related company in PNG.

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