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COVID-19 Resource Centre

A collection of updates, insights and guides to help you manage the impact of the virus crisis.

M&A Annual Report - FY2021

Despite the world locking down and masking up, Australia’s merger and acquisition activity did not slow during FY2021. This report analyses deal volume, pricing and industries, as well as providing an overview of deal activity in the SME space as well as insights as to what the year ahead holds for transactions.

Financial Times - Spring 2021

Welcome to HLB Mann Judd’s Financial Times for Spring 2021. Our quarterly newsletter on business and personal finance information.

Our People


Andrew Ash

Business Advisory


Andrew specialises in assisting business owners and their families with achieving their long-term strategic objectives.


Nicholas Guest

Advisory, Audit & Assurance


Nicholas is a partner is Sydney’s Advisory and Audit & Assurance divisions. Nicholas enjoys working with high growth business, both privately and publicly held. Nicholas provides assistance as businesses contemplate and undertake acquisition and divestment transactions as well as capital raisings including public market transactions.

Managing Partner

James Hooper

Business Advisory Services


James is the managing partner of the Adelaide firm. He has extensive experience advising SMEs on structuring, tax planning and cash flow optimisation. James has particular expertise in the wine sector with a number of clients across Australia’s different winery regions.


Litsa Christodulou

Business Advisory Services


Litsa was named “Best Accountant” at the 2021, 2020 and 2018 Client Choice Awards. In 2020 she also took home the award for “Best Professional”. These awards are voted for by clients. Litsa prides herself on being responsive to clients’ business needs whether it’s dealing with tax and compliance work, assisting with financing issues, or dealing with asset protection issues.


Nick Walker

Audit & Assurance


Nick is highly experienced in the delivering of audit and assurance services to a broad range of clients that vary in scale, industry and structure. He draws from this diverse experience to personalise his approach and to provide practical, straightforward solutions.


Darryl Smith

Business Advisory Services


Darryl is highly regarded for his ability to communicate with people in an easy to understand and practical manner. With over 20 years experience, he has specialist skills in advising privately owned businesses in relation to operational, management and growth strategies.

ASIC issues guidance regarding mandatory Jobkeeper reporting for listed entities

The Corporations Act has recently been amended to include new disclosure requirements relating to Jobkeeper. These new reporting obligations are only imposed on listed entities.

Director ID timeline now confirmed by Government

The Government has released further guidance on Director ID for companies and corporate bodies registered under the Corporations Act and CATSI Act.

Windfall gains tax - what you need to know

The Windfall Gains Tax (WGT) has been introduced to Victorian State Parliament. We address what it means, how to apply, exclusions and other practical considerations.

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