Tony is a strategic, commercial advisor to a range of corporates (listed and private groups) and high-net-worth individuals. In addition to his domestic practice, Tony has an extensive network of international clients, with a particular focus on clients in China, Singapore, Malaysia and ASEAN generally. Tony leads the Australian Asia Desk and is an APAC lead of our Sports & Entertainment Group.
Tony plays a strategic, advisory role – identifying opportunities and bringing parties together, counselling on structuring and commercial terms – as well as providing more traditional legal and taxation advice.
A corporate and tax law specialist (with CPA and Tax Institute accreditation), Tony focuses on mid-market corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions. He has specialist knowledge in corporate, tax and fund structures, foreign investment issues particularly from Asia (including FIRB) and regularly advises clients on funds establishment and management particularly in the technology, agriculture and property sectors. Tony provides advice in the technology sector including crowd funding and the regulatory framework concerning cryptocurrencies. He also advises on AFSL and regulatory matters relating to the financial services sector.
Previously, Tony spent a number of years as Group Counsel at the Griffin Group, a diversified conglomerate with more than AU$3 billion in assets internationally.
Since returning to private practice, he has undertaken a range of leadership roles, including as group lead of a corporate team and head of an Asia desk. Tony also holds a number of non-executive board positions.
A recognized mentor to ethnic leaders, Tony has been an active participant in the WA State Government’s Diversification of Boards program and is the President of the WA Chinese Chamber of Commerce.