Corrs Chambers Westgarth has enhanced its corporate and tax capability with the promotion of leading tax lawyer Rhys Jewell to partner in the national Corporate, Finance & Tax group based in Melbourne.

Rhys specialises in tax issues associated with large and complex transactions and is recognised in Australia and internationally as a leading expert.

Rhys has extensive experience in infrastructure projects (public private partnerships), mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, property development and capital raisings. Throughout his career with Corrs since 2002, he has advised on significant deals for high profile clients including Foster's, Aurizon, Amcor, Southern Cross Media, EBOS Group, the Victorian and Queensland Governments and Macquarie.

Corrs partner & CEO John W.H. Denton said he was delighted to welcome Rhys to the partnership.

“Rhys is a legal practitioner of the highest quality. His admission to the partnership is in recognition of his contribution to the tax practice over 12 years. He is a talented and versatile lawyer with broad technical skills and expertise in corporate tax and GST.”

“Rhys will strengthen our national core tax capability while also enhancing our strong presence in the Melbourne market.”

He has a reputation in the market for being highly responsive and easy to work with. Clients praise him for the quality of his advice and for his dedication.

Rhys is the fifth new partner appointment for Corrs this year.

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