Ruth Fesseha
Lawyer
Olivia Boyle
Consultant
Angus Verheul
Law Graduate
Taufiq Arahman
Lawyer
Ed Macgregor
Senior Associate
Samridhi Sinha
Lawyer
Peter Mutema
Consultant
Joanna Wang
Lawyer

Natalie Wissa

Senior Associate

Natalie is a commercially minded and passionate tax specialist who enjoys working on complex tax and commercial matters to achieve successful outcomes for her clients.

With a special interest in tax litigation, Natalie helps clients manage all stages of an ATO dispute from reviews, audits and objections through to appeals and reviews in the Federal Court of Australia and Administrative Appeals Tribunal for both primary tax and administrative penalties.

Natalie provides practical tax advice on commercial transactions and estate planning matters such as the sale of a business, sale or shares, variations to trust deeds, and changes to group structures. She also assists clients with the application of transfer duty and landholder duty on various transactions and liaises with the relevant state authorities in respect of same.

Prior to Hamilton Locke, Natalie held positions within the tax teams at HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Holding Redlich and BDO.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Tax, Litigation

AWARDS
  • Recognised in the Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch list for 2023 and 2024
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – QUT
  • Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources (with Distinction) – QUT
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – QUT
  • Currently completing Chartered Tax Advisor course with the Tax Institute of Australia

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • JMC Academy v Commissioner of Taxation – dispute with the Commissioner centered around the definitions of ‘contractor’ and ‘employee’ both at common law and the extended definition under the SGAA.
  • Successful application to ATO for the Remission of general interest charges of circa $2.3mil for a property developer (due to voluntary disclosures made)
  • Successful application for the remission of general interest charges of circa $230,000 for high net wealth individual
  • Advising on the availability of carry forward losses based on the same or similar business test
  • Advising on the availability of small business CGT concessions
  • Advising on payroll tax contractor exemptions
  • Advising on individual tax residency status for inbound and outbound
  • Submissions to various state revenue offices for duty and landholder duty assessments

 

Brisbane

AREAS OF EXPERTISE