Luke Fernandes, Partner

Luke Fernandes, Partner

Director, Tax

Luke is a Partner in our Tax practice and has over 16 years of experience advising Australian and multinational groups. Luke is recognised for his ability to navigate complex and technical issues with a personable approach that leads to excellent results.

Luke specialises in the Funds Management, Agribusiness and Retail sectors, bringing expert knowledge to his clients by staying at the forefront of opportunities and technical issues. Luke previously worked in the Business and Private Client Advisory division, where he built a strong reputation as a trusted advisor to private family groups and businesses, leading various business consulting projects and tax engagements. 

As Manager of the Financial Services Industry Group, Luke leads our Fund tax and accounting webinars, has delivered training to the Property Council of Australia’s members and has spoken at Property Funds Association events. 

Luke is also an active member of the firm’s Community Opportunities Together Committee. He is dedicated to developing our team members, mentoring many to achieve manager roles in industry and professional services.

Luke’s experience includes: 

  • Providing strategic tax advice in relation to M&A transactions
  • Advising on structuring for Australian and multinational groups
  • Delivering tax compliance services for listed and unlisted groups
  • Advising Funds on the appropriate structure to achieve optimal tax outcomes for investors, including consideration of income tax, withholding tax and MIT / AMIT eligibility.

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