Combatting Illegal Phoenix Activity with ASIC & the ATO


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In this webinar, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will share insights into how they, along with other government agencies, work together to deter, disrupt and enforce the law against directors and professional facilitators who engage in illegal phoenix activity.

The webinar will explore:

  • The scope of the issue of illegal phoenix activity and its impact on businesses and the community
  • The government's coordinated response to illegal phoenix activity through the Phoenix Taskforce and the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce
  • The government's illegal phoenix activity law reform agenda

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will learn the difference between legal and illegal phoenix activity, understand regulatory activities aimed at combatting illegal phoenix activity, significant outcomes and government plans regarding law reform.

Suited to:
Accounting, Taxation and Legal Professionals at all levels

Presenter bios: 
Adrian Brown is a Senior Executive with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) Insolvency Practitioners stakeholder team.
A qualified accountant and former registered liquidator, Adrian's experience ranges across the commercial, professional, academic and regulatory spheres. Since joining ASIC in 2011, Adrian has played a lead role in ASIC's corporate insolvency activities and regulatory work, including assisting Government with legislative reform. Adrian is an ASIC representative on the ATO led Phoenix Taskforce.

Aislinn Walwyn is an Assistant Commissioner with the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals business line.
At the ATO, Aislinn has been involved in a number of cross agency initiatives domestically and internationally, including Project Wickenby and the Trusts Taskforce. Aislinn holds a law degree and is a member of the Law Society of NSW. Before joining the ATO, Aislinn was a partner in a large overseas law firm. 
In her current role Aislinn leads the ATO’s involvement in the Phoenix Taskforce, a whole of government taskforce comprising 28 members to combat illegal phoenix activity.

You will be provided with: 
• PowerPoint presentation slide deck 
• Any Supporting documentation 
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months 
• An opportunity to ask questions to the presenter

Further Research in CCH iKnow

Information Sheet 212: Illegal Phoenix Activity

Consultation Paper on Improper Phoenix Activity


Find out how government agencies are working together to protect Australian businesses by detecting and deterring illegal phoenix activity.

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
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