Harry Giannakidis is a partner in our Melbourne office working in the Private Advisory Team. He has particular expertise in the areas of taxation and complex business and estate restructuring and succession planning.
Harry brings a wealth of experience in advising corporate clients, private family business groups and high net worth individuals from across a range of industries including property development, construction, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, information technology and professional services industries.
Harry’s expertise includes:
- advising on a broad range of matters relating to income tax (domestic and international), capital gains tax, stamp duty, goods and services tax and other indirect taxes, providing clients with practical and commercial solutions on a wide range of issues;
- transacting a number of successful business restructures, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial arrangements, particularly where taxation issues must be addressed;
- negotiating with the Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue Office on behalf of a range of clients in mitigating their tax exposure, with compelling objections in complex matters against assessments raised by those revenue authorities under audit; and
- advising on complex estate and succession planning matters and drafting complex Wills, trust documents, and other commercial documents required for the succession plan.