John Riley
I am a taxation law specialist with particular expertise in state taxes, including stamp duty, land tax and the Victorian Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution.
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My practice spans a wide range of industries, including property, infrastructure, energy and resources. I have acted for various listed and unlisted entities in relation to the stamp duty and income tax implications of group restructures; property, infrastructure and business acquisitions and disposals; and listed and unlisted syndications. My work also covers property developments, land sales and acquisitions; and financing arrangements.

I enjoy adding value through the service I provide key clients, by innovatively structuring transactions and delivering pragmatic advice.

Career Highlights

  • Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust – worked on the $1.013 billion acquisition of GIC’s and Frasers Property Australia Pty Limited’s Australian logistics property portfolio
  • SB&G Hotel Group Pty Ltd – assisted with its $500 million hotel portfolio acquisition from Eureka Funds Management, including the InterContinental Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Crowne Plaza Canberra and Holiday Inn Potts Point
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Limited – acted in its $976.1 million takeover bid for Bradken Limited
  • Melbourne Convention Centre – represented the winning consortium on the successfully closed $1.2 billion project
  • Advised on the acquisition of Alinta Limited and the subsequent separation of the Alinta infrastructure businesses among the acquisition consortium members