Stuart Courtney

Stuart Courtney

Stuart Courtney is a Special Counsel in the Melbourne Office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in GST and State Taxes. 

Stuart began his career as a legal officer in the objections branch of the Victorian State Revenue Office, where he developed his knowledge of stamp duty, pay-roll tax and land tax. Today, Stuart's stamp duty practice focuses on the Australia-wide stamp duty aspects of securitisation, project financing, asset financing, leveraged acquisitions and business acquisitions. Stuart also advises regularly on all aspects of GST, with a particular focus on financial transactions.

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

31 May 2019

The High Court has allowed an appeal by the Commissioner of State Revenue, finding that land-rich duty in the order of $55 million was payable on the acquisition of shares in Placer Dome Inc by...

07 December 2018

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia allowed an appeal by Placer Dome Inc in a decision concerning the old land rich provisions in the Stamp Act 1921 (WA).

20 September 2017

Australia's State and Territory budgets have continued a trend of imposing taxes on foreign investment in real estate. Find out more about the stamp duty and land tax surcharges across the country.

04 September 2017

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