Leah Ranie

Leah Ranie

Leah Ranie is a tax partner who advises major Australian and multinational clients on the stamp duty and GST aspects of M&A and structured real estate and infrastructure transactions.


  • Dexus – advising dexus on complex stamp duty matters for a number of years, including advising on the stamp duty implications of the Commonwealth Office Property Fund and their bids for the Investa Office Fund.
  • Frasers Property Group – advising the Frasers property group (formerly Frasers) for a number of years, including advising on the stamp duty implications of the initial public offering of the Frasers Industrial & Logistics Trust on the Singapore Exchange.
  • Scentre Group – advising Scentre group for a number of years including on the creation of Scentre Group out of the Westfield Group and, most recently, their acquisition and development of the David Jones building in Sydney.
  • AMP – advised on the GST and stamp duty aspects of the re-development of Quay Quarter in Sydney.
  • Brookfield – advised on the GST and stamp duty implications of the acquisition and redevelopment of Wynyard Place.
  • Grocon – advised Grocon on the acquisition of rights to develop the Central Barangaroo precinct in Sydney.
  • Lion – advised Lion on the stamp duty implications of a number of acquisitions and divestments including the divestment of its wine business in 2017.
  • Pembroke – advising on Pembroke’s acquisition of interests in metallurgical coal tenements from Peabody Energy and CITIC Resources.


Legal insights

King & Wood Mallesons welcomes the opportunity to respond to Treasury’s consultation paper on a possible approach to replacing stamp duty and land tax in New South Wales with an alternative annual...

18 March 2021

The recent decision in Resolute Mining Limited v Commissioner of State Revenue is an important reminder of the need to carefully consider the duty implications of any contingent consideration for a...

19 October 2020

In uncertain economic times, there is particular focus on preventing or managing corporate insolvencies and associated restructuring. Our Tax Team has deep experience in advising on all tax aspects...

14 April 2020

The Commissioner of Taxation has sought special leave to appeal to the High Court the decision of the Full Federal Court in Commissioner of Taxation v Travelex Limited [2020] FCAFC 10 (Travelex).

16 March 2020

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