Gary Chiert

Partner. Sydney.

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Gary Chiert is a GST and stamp duty expert that makes the complex, simple for his clients.

He advises on the indirect tax consequences and opportunities arising from a broad range of transactions that include major property sales, infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Gary Chiert is a GST and stamp duty expert that makes the complex, simple for his clients.

He advises on the indirect tax consequences and opportunities arising from a broad range of transactions that include major property sales, infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

Gary is a member of the Australian Taxation Office Public Rulings Panel in relation to rulings on Goods and Services Tax and is also the author of GST: Insurance and Financial Services - an expert commentary and analysis on GST’s application to the financial services industry.

“Unparalleled stamp duty expertise” Asia Pacific Legal 500
Gary Chiert

Gary's Expertise

  • M&A, infrastructure, banking & finance and structured real estate transactions Advised on a range of matters for clients such Woolworths, Stockland, Suncorp, Commonwealth Treasury, Rank Group, AGL and Peabody.
  • $1.8 billion takeover of Excel Coal by Peabody Provided advice on stamp duty implications for the takeover.
  • Woolworths $2.6 billion demerger and acquisition of Foodland Advised Woolworths in relation to stamp duty and preparation of indirect tax representations and warranties.
  • First Quantum Minerals on the acquisition of the Ravensthorpe nickel operations Advised on indirect taxes including stamp duty, GST and drafting of tax representations and warranties.
  • $6 billion AGL demerger and joint venture with Alinta Provided advice on stamp duty implications for the demerger and joint venture.
  • World Youth Day Papal Visit Provided indirect tax advice on various agreements relating to Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Australia.

What others say

  • “Considered to be an expert in indirect tax who knows the provisions backwards” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Tax” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Tax” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2009-2014
  • “Indirect Tax Leader” International Tax Review, 2012
  • “Unparalleled stamp duty expertise” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13

Gary's Thinking

Gary's Leadership

  • Office of State Revenue - Law Society Liaison Committee Member
  • University of Sydney Faculty of Law - Master of Law/ Advanced GST Guest Lecturer
  • Australian Taxation Office Public Rulings Panel Member