Stamp Duty and State Taxes

MinterEllison advises on stamp duty related matters Australia-wide. We act for large public and private companies and banks and specialise in stamp duty effective structuring, acquisitions, compliance and implementation. We also advise on land tax, including compliance, objections and appeals.

Our highly experienced team acts in a wide range of commercial transactions including property and construction deals (including dealing with trust structures), land rich/landholder issues and valuation issues, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, capital raisings, group reorganisations, reorganisations in preparation of listing, settlement structures for public offerings, fund restructuring and fund transactions, leasing arrangements, financing arrangements, acquisition and disposal of retirement and aged care facilities and insurance.

We also negotiate with revenue offices on behalf of clients, represent clients in revenue investigations and objections, and in appeals to assessments and determinations.

Wilmar A$1.75bn acquisition of Sucrogen

Acted for Wilmar in relation to the acquisition of Sucrogen Limited, CSR's sugar business from CSR for an enterprise value of $1.75 billion.

AMEX acquisition of David Jones' credit card portfolio

Advised American Express on its acquisition of ASX listed David Jones' entire credit card portfolio for $450million and the subsequent issue of co-branded American Express and David Jones credit cards, which transaction was innovative and involved an in depth understanding of associated risks.