Anthea Faherty Anthea Faherty

Anthea Faherty

Special Counsel Corporate & Commercial Advisory | Brisbane
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Anthea has experience advising clients regarding corporate, commercial and tax matters. After joining McInnes Wilson Lawyers in 2007, Anthea was appointed Special Counsel in 2019.

Anthea works with clients to add value to their businesses and transactions that they undertake by understanding the legal and commercial factors involved. Anthea also works with charities and not-for-profit clients to assist with all of their regulatory and advisory needs. Anthea builds strong relationships with her clients and is committed to achieving the best for her clients.


It is important to ensure clients receive the best service, which means finding the best way to serve clients by understanding what our clients are trying to achieve.

Anthea's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Anthea's Expertise

  • M&A transactions - assets and securities - capital raising, structuring, advice and implementation of transactions
  • Transactional tax advice in relation to income tax and duties
  • Business structuring and planning
  • Compliance and tax advice to Not-for-profits and charities

Anthea's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Anthea's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

M&A transactions (assets and securities), share buy backs and other capital transactions

Work Undertaken

Anthea advises on the planning and implementation of M&A transactions, particularly with clients within the automotive industry.

This includes undertaking due diligence investigations and providing advice on warranties and indemnities as well as assisting in designing effective reorganisations, restructures and sales of assets and securities.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Tax appeals, objections and controversy

Work Undertaken

Anthea acts for clients in private binding rulings for income tax, GST and duties.

Anthea has assisted on contentious matters including assisting clients with responding to audits and all the way through to appeals and settlements with revenue authorities.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Governance and stakeholder agreements

Work Undertaken

Anthea has developed governance and stakeholder agreements (including coownership, shareholders, business succession, partnerships and joint venture arrangements) and other documents (such as expenditure and governance policies) which allow business owners not only to deal with operational matters and decision making processes for business and entities but also the set out the process for managing exits of owners whether in a planned or unplanned way so as to avoid disruptions to business and anxiety for the parties involved.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Investment holding structures, including management of federal and state taxes

Work Undertaken

Anthea advises on tax effective asset and investment holding structures such as managed investment schemes, companies, and privately held trusts.

In addition to the usual advice on the best structures and commercial advice she advises on federal and state taxes and their impact on the structures.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Not-for-profits and charities

Work Undertaken

Anthea acts for not-for-profits and charities both in a paid and unpaid capacity.

Anthea assists not-for-profits in a range of matters, including advice on structuring, establishment and compliance issues as well as tax endorsements and ongoing compliance matters and reporting obligations.

As a part of her commitment to ensuring access to legal services for all clients regardless of ability to pay, Anthea also serves on the firms Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee which is responsible for applications for probono assistance.

Anthea's recent publications

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  1. Update for Charitable Institutions in Queensland

    22 Mar 2019

    Charitable institutions (excluding religious institutions and universities) which operate in Queensland and that access exemptions for payroll tax, transfer duty and land tax need to review their constitutions to ensure that they comply with the recently...

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  2. Combustible cladding – Owners of Childcare Buildings.

    30 Oct 2018

    Combustible cladding – Owners of Childcare Buildings. In the wake of London’s fatal Grenfell fire in June 2017 and Melbourne’s own Lacrosse fire in November 2014, Australia is cracking down on unsafe cladding that poses risk to human...

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  3. Charitable institutions now on notice for non-charitable use of assets

    11 Sep 2018

    There are a range of concessions and exemptions for tax and duty available to charitable institutions under various local council, state and federal rules, regulations and legislation. The application of these concessions and exemptions to assets held by...

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