Mark Payne

Partner. Sydney.

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Mark Payne

Mark is a highly-regarded taxation specialist with substantial experience in the provision of strategic and solution-based tax advice to domestic and multinational businesses and private groups in a variety of industries.

He has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers for the past two years as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the Tax Law category.

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Mark is a highly-regarded taxation specialist with substantial experience in the provision of strategic and solution-based tax advice to domestic and multinational businesses and private groups in a variety of industries.

He has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers for the past two years as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the Tax Law category.

Mark provides practical commercial advice that clients can understand. He is well known for his experience, technical knowledge and solution focused advice and specialises in premium domestic and inbound investment.

An intelligent, ethical and knowledgeable partner, Mark is located in our Taxation practice in Sydney.

“balance of technical knowledge and deep insight” Financial Services Industry Client
Mark Payne

Mark's Expertise

  • Sale of IT company to Telstra Key tax advisor on $50 million sale of IT company to Telstra advising on all tax issues including pre-sale restructure.
  • Xenith IP ASX Listed Company. Advised on restructure of corporate group pre-IPO including preparation of tax material for inclusion in the prospectus, and implementation of the restructure.
  • Managed Investment Trusts Advised on a large number of managed investments trusts on taxation issues generally including AMIT regime and MIT Withholding.
  • CBus Advised on GST issues relating to Cbus to acquisition of properties from William Inglis including review of documents and private binding ruling application
  • ASX Listed Convertible note issue Key tax adviser on Euro 100m convertible note issue by ASX listed company to international investors.

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Tax” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 - 2018
  • “Mark is a rare practitioner with the required balance of technical knowledge and deep insight into the business needs of his clients.” Financial Services Industry Client
  • “Mark’s key strength as an advisor to JBWere is that he is “practical”. He understands
    JB Were’s everyday issues and he is willing to give an informed opinion.”
    Financial Services Industry Client
  • “We trust his judgment.” CEO ASX listed company

Mark's Thinking

Mark's Leadership

  • Law Society of New South Wales Member
  • Law Council of Australia Member