Reynah Tang Partner

Meet Reynah

Reynah is a tax lawyer focusing on corporate and international taxation.

He advises listed, multinational and public sector clients on the taxation implications of mergers/acquisitions, inbound and outbound investment (including transfer pricing), public private partnerships, privatisations, corporate reorganisations, employee share and option schemes and capital raisings (debt/equity).  Reynah regularly assists clients in relation to taxation audits, requests for tax rulings and freedom of information applications.

He has been recognised as a leading tax adviser in a range of publications including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and Doyle's Guide.

In 2013, Reynah served as the first President of the Law Institute of Victoria from an Asian Australian background. He is a member of the Board of Taxation Advisory Panel and the tax committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Experience

Corporate Advice

AirXpanders, Inc

Advised on tax issues relating to its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, including preparing the Australian tax section for the prospectus

Archer Capital

Advised on tax issues in relation to acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet Australia.

Blackmores

Advised on tax issues related to 50:50 joint venture with Bega Cheese to produce infant formula and other nutritional powders.

Calera Capital

Australian tax counsel in relation to private equity acquisition of stake in global payments solutions provider, Transaction Services Group Limited.

Foster’s Group/CUB

Advised on on tax issues, and obtained class ruling for, demerger of Foster’s Group Ltd’s international wine operations by way of capital reduction and scheme of arrangement, and also advised on taxation aspects of the 2011 takeover of Foster’s Group Ltd by SABMiller plc by court approved scheme of arrangement.

SABMiller plc

Advised on the Australian stamp duty aspects of a global group restructure.

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals

Advised on Australian tax aspects of merger with Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Recognition

Recommended in Tax Law
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Recognised as leading corporate tax lawyer
Who's Who Legal: Australia, 2017
"The superb Reynah Tang is noted for his international corporate tax practice which includes taxation implications from transactions and tax audits."
Who's Who Legal: Australia, 2017
Listed as a leading lawyer in the category of Taxation
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017-2018
Reynah is commended by a client for his "client management skills and impressive technical knowledge, which ensured we received practical and comprehensive advice."
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017
Reynah is singled out by clients for his "highly personalised and well-considered tax acvice."
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
Clients praise Reynah's "depth of knowledge" and see him as "a real expert in the field.”
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
Listed as a leading lawyer in Tax
Best Lawyers Australia, since 2011
Nominated the Melbourne Tax Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers Australia, 2013
Ranked as a Tax Controversy Leader
International Tax Review 2017
Listed as a leading adviser in world tax
International Tax Review/World Tax, 2011
Reynah is "easily accessible, responsive and meets tight time frames.”
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2011

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Thesis), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

Memberships

  • Member, Board of Taxation Advisory Panel
  • President, Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • Director, Wellbeing and the Law Foundation
  • Member, Monash Law Faculty External Professional Advisory Committee
  • Member, Taxation Committee, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Taxation & Revenue Committe, Law Institute of Victoria

International experience

  • Arthur Anderson, Singapore (1994 - 1996)

Insights Read more insight

Acumen Federal Budget Special Edition 2018

This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms announced on the evening of 8 May 2018 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2018 Australian Federal Budget.

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RCF IV – game changer for the taxation of private equity investment in Australia?

A recent decision has excited debate about the application of Australia’s income tax law to limited partnerships, particularly private equity and venture capital funds.

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Proposed new withholding obligation for GST on residential property

Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to implement the GST withholding regime for property transactions announced in the 2017/2018 Budget. If passed, vendors and purchasers will need to...

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News

External publications

  • “Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution” – Author, Australian chapter, IBFD, (updated at June 2015)
  • “Negativing control – implications of the tax authority’s view of control for Australian infrastructure investment”, Financier Worldwide Magazine, June 2015
  • “Fringe benefits tax and fly-in fly-out arrangements: John Holland Group Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation”, Australian Resource and Energy Law Journal, May 2015
  • “Would you like some reconstruction with your double Irish Dutch sandwich?”, Tax Notes International, December 2014
  • “Australia’s Tax Treaties with Asia need renegotiation”, Tax Planning International – Asia Pacific Focus, November 2014

Presentations

  • “Asian Century or Asian Haven? Australia’s fiscal approach to regional headquarters and hubs”, 28thAnnual LAWASIA Conference 2015, Sydney, November 2015
  • “It’s all about that BEPS”.  Recent Developments in International Taxation in Australia (June 2014 – April 2015) for International Bar Association Conference, Vienna, October 2015
  • “Transfer Pricing”, Law Council of Australia 2015 Taxation Workshop, Melbourne, October 2015
  • “Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution” – Author, Australian chapter, IBFD, (updated at June 2015)
  • “Key taxation issues in property transactions” – LIV Property Law Conference October 2014
  • “Recent experience of transfer pricing in Australia” – International Bar Association Conference, Tokyo, October 2014
  • “Postmodernist transfer pricing, an exercise in construction and reconstruction” – Akolade’s 2nd Annual International Tax and Transfer Pricing Forum, February 2014