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

The Victorian Budget was handed down on Monday 27 May 2019.

31 May 2019

As international digital asset developments gain pace, the Australian Department of the Treasury has released an exploratory consultation paper on initial coin offerings

01 February 2019

The Revenue Laws Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was recently introduced into the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.

18 December 2018

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

08 May 2018

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