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Rhys Penning is the Director responsible for Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Melbourne office of Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Ltd (G&F).
Rhys has specialised in GST since its inception in 2000 and previously advised on corporate income tax and wholesale sales tax matters. Prior to joining G&F, Rhys worked in the tax practices of an international chartered accounting firm and two national law firms.
While Rhys advises on a wide range of GST matters, including property transactions, his key areas of focus are mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure, asset finance and other ‘financial supplies’ and cross-border dealings.
Rhys has written for a wide range of publications and regularly presents on GST matters to the profession and industry.
Rhys actively participates in industry lobbying on GST matters and has been an attendee at a number of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) GST National Tax Liaison Group meetings.
Rhys advises clients in practically all industry segments, including:
That work has ranged from the GST aspects of day-to-day commercial operations to large scale and one-off transactions and includes:
Rhys holds a Bachelor of Law and Economics degree from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne.
Rhys is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Rhys is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and is an active participant in the Property Council of Australia’s GST subcommittee.