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Mind the gap – the Placer Dome decision paper


This paper covers:

  • High Court
  • duties implications
  • income tax implications
  • valuation issues
  • where to from here?



Author profiles

Jesslyn Rosair
Jesslyn is a senior manager (legal practitioner) at EY specialising in stamp duty. Jesslyn has over 12 years experience assisting large corporate clients with pre and post-transaction stamp duty advice and compliance. The transactions include acquisitions of interests in landholding entities, group restructures and asset acquisitions. Jesslyn has acted for clients in objections and litigation in the WA State Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia. Most notably, Jesslyn was an instructing solicitor in the recent Placer Dome litigation. Jesslyn holds degrees in law, commerce and arts. Prior to EY, Jesslyn worked at the Department of the Attorney-General. - Current at 26 June 2019
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Sue Williamson CTA-Life
Sue leads the Holding Redlich Melbourne Tax Risk Management and Disputes practice. She advises clients on tax risk management including tax governance and ensuring that clients have sufficient evidence to defend their positions. She has acted in various AAT, Federal Court, High Court and Supreme Court tax cases. Sue is also an accredited mediator and has assisted clients in resolving disputes using various ADR mechanisms. Sue was the President of The Tax Institute in 2008, has been a member of several advisory boards, has participated in many consultative forums and lectures in the University of Melbourne Masters of Law program. - Current at 16 June 2022
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Jamie Stewart
Jamie is a Partner at EY specialising in business valuations. Jamie is a Chartered Accountant, starting his career in EY’s Assurance practice in 2002 before focusing on business valuations and transactions. Jamie has nearly 12 years experience with EY’s Valuation, Modelling & Economics team. As a valuation specialist, Jamie has focused on valuations of businesses, intangible assets, impairment testing and analysis, and independent experts’ reports. Jamie largely works in the mining, oil and gas, and power and utilities sectors, and has had leadership roles on EY’s regional Mining & Metals executive team. - Current at 26 June 2019


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