Note: Jeff ceased full time practice in 2005 and recommenced in 2021.

Legal Profiles 2000-2001


Taxation


“At Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Jeff Mann and Robert Jackson provide a ‘high level of expertise in some very technical taxation issues’ and their accessibility and responsiveness are exceptional. Partners are always available with quick response and a good commercial perspective.’ Their communication is ‘always quick and written communication well structured’. They have added value to clients with their innovative and commercial approach to structuring, risk management and simplification of potentially complex arrangements. MSJ’s Brisbane office has the largest stamp duty litigation practice in Australia, evidenced by the substantial number of significant stamp duty court matters the Brisbane office has been involved in. …The Brisbane tax practice is known to offer excellent taxation advice to facilitate achieving the commercial objectives of clients in relation to transactions. Dr Jeff Mann is regarded in both the government and private arena as Queensland’s premier Stamp Duty specialist.”

Commercial


“John Humphrey, Jeff Mann and Michael McCafferty at Mallesons Stephen Jaques are credited with a good service ethic, suggesting alternative ways of achieving desired outcomes and offering keen value for money.”

Dispute Resolution / Commercial Litigation


“Mark Darian-Smith, Jeff Mann, Justin McDonnell and Hugh Scott-McKenzie at Mallesons Stephen Jaques are seen by clients as “very competent, very thorough – leave no stones unturned”. They are “always available and prompt to return calls and display an awareness of commercial realities”. They have a thorough and proactive approach and always achieve excellent results for clients.”

Government


“Michael McCafferty, Jeff Mann, John Humphrey, John Swinson and Mark Upfold at Mallesons Stephen Jaques are leaders in the provision of advice to Government owned corporations, acting for Commonwealth, State and Local Governments.”


Legal Profiles 2001-2002


Stamp Duty


Ranking: Premier
“Clients have said Mallesons is ‘in all aspects very professional and very proactive’. Jeff Mann is described as the ‘stamp duty guru’ and a ‘good negotiator’ with ‘consistent high standards’. Mallesons is the highest ranking firm among its peers who note the ‘experience’ of the head of the practice group, saying ‘Jeff Mann – he wrote the book’.”

Taxation


Ranking: Premier
“Mallesons is described as ‘in all aspects very professional and very proactive.’ Jeff Mann is a ‘good negotiator’ with a ‘commercial focus’. Clients are also impressed with his ‘consistent high standards’ and ‘prompt service’.”


Asia Pacific Legal 500 2003-2004


“The first-rate tax group at Mallesons Stephen Jaques has played a role in numerous billion-dollar transactions, such as the A$1.8bn acquisition of Insurance Australia Group and the A$600m sale by AXA of its Australia health insurance business to Macquarie Bank. The firm also represented BHP Billiton in the demerger and A$4bn public offering of its steel business. Andrew Clements is the leading partner for Telstra; other top-notch individuals include Michael Clough and Jeff Mann.”

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2004-2005


“Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ top-notch tax practice has played a vital role in all of the firm’s most important corporate finance transactions, such as the AMP demerger and also Insurance Australia Group’s (IAG’s) A$1.8 bn acquisition of CGU and NZI from Aviva. The practice carries out a great deal of stand alone work and advised National Australia Bank on the design and implementation of A$ 400m worth of Trust Preferred Securities. Andrew Clements, John King and Michael Clough are highly regarded, as are Peter Green and Jeff Mann for their expertise in indirect tax.”

Chambers Global Guide: The World’s Leading Lawyers 2002-2003


“Brisbane-based Jeff Mann is rated by interviewees ‘as good as anyone down south for stamp duty work’, and is also acknowledged for his GST expertise. … He is internationally regarded in both government and private arenas as an authority on stamp duty, GST and a leading taxation specialist.”

Chambers Global Guide: The World’s Leading Lawyers 2003-2004


Ranking: First tier, Tax.
Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ Andrew Clements, Michael Clough, Peter Green, John King, Jeff Mann, Ian Stanley and David Temby were nominated as leading individuals in the area of Tax .
Jeff Mann, head of the Brisbane tax group, is internationally renowned for his stamp duty and GST expertise.”

Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers 2002


Australia: Jeff Mann listed.

Global Counsel 3000 2002-2003


Ranking: First tier, Tax.
Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ Andrew Clements, Michael Clough, Peter Green, John King, Jeff Mann, Eric Mayne and Ian Stanley were nominated as leading individuals in the area of Tax. Highly Recommended: Jeff Mann.

Global Counsel 3000 2003-2004


Ranking: First tier, Tax.
Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ Andrew Clements, Michael Clough, Peter Green, John King, Jeff Mann, Eric Mayne and Ian Stanley were nominated as leading individuals in the area of Tax. Highly Recommended: Jeff Mann.

High Court – Recognised as an Expert - 2017


See Re Canavan [2017] HCA Transcript 182 (15 September 2017).

You can contact Jeff Mann at enquire@jgmann.com.au