Scott Heezen

Scott Heezen

Scott Heezen is a partner in the Sydney Office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in tax-efficient asset and structured finance transactions, including cross-border aircraft and ship leasing.

Scott also has extensive experience in Australian domestic, inbound and outbound M&A transactions, including the structuring of Chinese investment into Australia.

Scott is also an experienced UK tax practitioner, having advised on UK taxation for a major UK law firm, and he has extensive experience in Australian / European cross border leasing and investments.

Scott is both a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Accountant.

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Recent Matters

  • UK Banks Advising on various Australian / UK financing transactions
  • RBS Advising on various cross border lease transactions
  • Macquarie Bank Advising on UK lease transactions
  • Macquarie Bank Advising on refinancing of of various UK and European assets
  • Advising various German, UK and Irish lessors on leasing structures into Australia
  • CHAMP Advising on sale of United Malt Holdings to GrainCorp
  • Aluminium Corporation of China (Chinalco) Advising on proposed investment into Rio Tinto.

Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Taxation Institute of Australia.

Experience

  • 2011: Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2007: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2002: Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Securities Institute of Australia
  • 2008: Masters of Taxation, University of Sydney
  • 2004 - 2007: Senior Associate, taxation, Clifford Chance London
  • 1990 - 1995: Bachelor of Commerce and Laws (Honours) degrees, Monash University
  • 1997 - 2000: Taxation Consultant, Mergers and Acquisitions / International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers Melbourne
  • 1999: Admitted as a Chartered Accountant
  • 2000 - 2004: Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne.

Location

Legal insights

Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: significant reforms for corporates, small business and personal tax.

08 May 2018

Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key tax changes for corporates and business.

08 May 2018

Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key tax changes for international business.

08 May 2018

Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: key announcements regarding open banking and technology.

08 May 2018