Gary Chiert

Partner. Sydney.

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Gary Chiert is an expert in indirect taxes 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 and property developments, project and acquisition financing, infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Gary Chiert is an expert in indirect taxes 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 and property developments, project and acquisition financing, infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

Gary is an external member of the Australian Taxation Office Public Rulings Panel 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

  • Suncorp Group The Australia-wide stamp duty implications of establishing a non-operating holding company NOHC, structure including advice on internal transfers and scheme of arrangement.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Lead role in the indirect taxation issues central to the US$6bn bid by Archer Daniels Midland for Viterra.
  • Apollo Advised on a joint venture between Apollo and Leighton’s, in relation to the acquisition of the Leighton’s services business.
  • Stockland Advises on stamp duty and GST aspects of various projects, including developments at Leppington and Marsden Park in New South Wales.
  • Aurizon Holdings Limited Acted for Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company, on the sale of its specialised bulk freight hauler in the polymer, food and industrial sectors across all mainland Australian states to Qube Holdings Limited.
  • Sydney Light Rail Provided stamp duty advice to the ALTRAC Light Rail consortium.

Gary's Leadership

  • Office of State Revenue - Law Society Liaison Committee Member
  • Australian Taxation Office Public Rulings Panel Member
  • Taxand Corrs is the only Australian legal provider for Taxand

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Tax” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2009-2016
  • “Recommended for his technical skills and responsiveness” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • “Clients say Gary is very good, and particularly appreciate his understanding of our company and its risk appetite.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Considered to be an expert in indirect tax who knows the provisions backwards” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Tax” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014 & 2015
  • “Unparalleled stamp duty expertise” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13

Gary's Thinking