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Common Reporting Standards CRS

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the single global standard for the collection, reporting and exchange of financial account information on foreign tax residents. Banks and other financial institutions will collect and report to us financial account information on non-residents using the standard. We will exchange this information with the participating foreign tax authorities of those non-residents. In parallel, we will receive financial account information on Australian residents from other countries’ tax authorities. This will help ensure Australian residents […]


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China Business Forum

Ross Koffel attended the annual Sydney China Business Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, as presented by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre.  This years’ focus was on smart cities, and how China is developing new technology and programs to address  infrastructure, communications, social and environmental issues across their massive population and geography.
Comparisons with similar programs being initiated in Australia for such things as renewable energy sources, water conservation and soil regeneration were presented by representatives […]


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Koffels Solicitors & Barristers – Sydney

We’re a firm located in Sydney, which is a city of about five million people. We are a corporate and commercial firm and we act for both local companies as well as foreign countries that wish to invest in Australia.
We also carry out work in real estate, sport law, family law and wills and estates and these areas are often cross border issues because Australia is a multi cultural country and a lot of the residents in Australia have […]


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Lowy Institute Dinner

Ross and Julia Koffel, of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the annual dinner given by the Lowy Institute for International Affairs.

The Institute was founded by Sir Frank Lowy, who built the global empire that became Westfield Shopping Centres.  A long time business figure on the global stage, Sir Frank is also a notable philanthropist with a reputation that precedes him for a mindset of putting back into the community that he believes provided him with his opportunities for […]


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Do Parents of Children Abused at School Have a Claim for a Refund of Fees?

A woman has recently spoken publicly about being refunded the tuition fee’s she spent sending her son to an elite private school in Queensland for five years from 1989.

Her son was sexually abused at the school and has since attempted suicide. She initially sent letters to the school in 2010 which were rejected, however her claim was recently reviewed. The school has now decided to reimburse her for the cost of all tuition fees, adjusted for inflation, in the […]


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