Sunday, 24 September 2017

Arthur Davis
Integrity is timeless … trust is hard to earn and can be easily lost.
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My clients rely on me – and I work hard to understand their business.
 

In advising large private groups, listed companies and international business with operations in Australia and Asia, I pay close attention to the values of these clients as well as their commercial objectives.  We live in a real world.  My advice does not just have to be right – it has to be useful.
 

Through my work on cross-border transactions I regularly advise foreign based businesses on their investments into Australia, considering tax-effective structuring and Australian regulations.
 

In addition, I have undertaken extensive employee incentive plan work, particularly for Australian subsidiaries of European and North American groups. 
 

My industry experience includes:

 

  • Technology
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Mining and Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Health Services

 

Prior to joining Addisons in 2013, I have been a partner at Middletons Moore & Bevins (now K&L Gates), Ernst & Young and Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons).
 

 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB - Macquarie University

 

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION

The work that I undertake typically falls under the following categories:
 

  • Corporate Advisory
  • M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • Capital raisings

 

 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB - Macquarie University

 

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Grays Online
Acquisition of Grays Online of OO.com.au
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Technicolour
Acquisition by Technicolour of the Australian distribution business of Roadshow Australia
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TriAusMin
Renounceable rights issue for TriAusMin, listed on the Australian and Toronto Stock Exchanges.
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Healthzone
Acquisition of Healthzone franchise group.
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Triangle Energy
Convertible Notes issue for Triangle Energy.
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Gift Fund
Advice on the establishment of a gift fund to complement group commercial operations.
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Facebook
Preparation of “wrap around” prospectus for Facebook to accompany offers of shares to local employees.
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Advisory Joint Venture
Advising on, and implementing the structure of a national accounting firm and its associated corporate advisory joint venture.
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Franchises
Advising on, and implementing the structure of an international group operating through franchises.
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Qualifications

BEcon LLB - Macquarie University

 

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Digital currency and GST: no more double taxation
20/7/2017
In good news for digital currency in Australia, the Commonwealth Government has announced its intention to treat digital currency in the same way as money for GST purposes from 1 July 2017.
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Devil in the detail - Australia’s GST Laws Overhauled - GST to apply to the offshore supply of digital products and services to Australian consumers from 1 July 2017 - What does this mean for the offshore online gambling industry?
26/6/2017
From 1 July 2017, Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) laws will be significantly overhauled.
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The Devil is in the detail - GST threshold for low value goods to be removed with effect from 1 July 2018 - What does this mean for the direct selling industry?
20/6/2017
From 1 July 2017, Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) laws will be significantly overhauled.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2017
16/6/2017
Welcome to the latest issue of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - July 2016
4/7/2016
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update.
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Tax Breaks Proposed to Encourage Startup Investment
7/4/2016
As part of its focus on innovation and Australia’s entrepreneurial culture, the Turnbull government has proposed significant tax incentives to encourage seed investment in high growth Aussie startups.
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The "Netflix Tax" – Australian Government moves forward with proposals to extend GST to digital goods and services. What does this mean for the offshore online gambling sector?
23/12/2015
In May 2015, the Australian Federal Government announced in its federal budget its proposal to introduce legislation that will change the way Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) is applied to online purchases and transactions.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2015
1/12/2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. 2015 has seen many developments which will impact Australia’s direct selling sector. We consider some of those issues in this Legal Update.
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They’re charging how much for a digital game or song? – Australian Government proposes to extend application of GST to overseas online digital media
11/5/2015
International companies that sell games, apps, music, movies, and books or provide streaming services and other forms of digital media to Australian consumers may soon be subject to the Australian goods and services tax (GST) as a result of the Australian Government’s proposals to introduce legislation that will change the way GST is applied to online purchases.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - April 2015
15/4/2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. In this edition, we take a look at some developments which may impact on those in the direct selling sector.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2014
3/12/2014
Welcome to the latest edition of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. In this update, we consider a number of recent developments of interest to those in the direct selling sector.
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New ASIC relief for Employee Incentive Schemes
19/11/2014
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Class Order [CO 03/184] (CO 03/184) which previously granted exemptions for employee incentive schemes from certain disclosure, licensing and other requirements under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act), has now been discontinued and replaced.
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The Australian Taxation System: What Do Wagering Operators Need To Know?
22/8/2014
For wagering operators conducting or wishing to conduct business in Australia, it is important to understand the Australian tax system and the tax obligations which apply.
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Direct Selling Legal Update - March 2014
24/3/2014
2014 has got off to a busy start with many local changes of relevance to the direct selling sector. In this update, we consider the following matters and developments.
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Australia – Transfer Pricing Reforms International Transaction Documentation - Time for a refresh?
21/3/2014
In July 2013, new Australian transfer pricing rules came into effect. One of the features of the rules was that cross-border transactions are to be undertaken on an arms-length basis. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) may disregard actual transactions and ‘reconstruct” them on a hypothetical arm’s length basis. The rules not only apply to entities within the same group, but can apply to transactions between unrelated parties if they have not dealt with each other on an arm’s length basis.
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Qualifications

BEcon LLB - Macquarie University

 

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION