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Angela Melick

Counsel

Sydney

Angela Melick

Counsel

Sydney

With over 20 years experience, Angela specialises in stamp duty and tax issues across all Australian jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in property transactions, mergers and demergers, vendor and purchaser due diligence, landholder and landrich duty issues and planning, leasing and financing, and planning and structuring.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Equinix, a global data centre and colocation provider, on its $1.035 billion acquisition of Metronode, an Australian data centre operator.
  • Eureka Funds Management and AXA Real Estate Investment Managers Singapore Private on the acquisition and lease back of the Australia Post Headquarters, Sydney from the Australian Postal Corporation.
  • Norwest Projects & Investments on the shareholding in Wright Prospection.
  • Macquarie Bank in relation to the acquisition of Telecommunications assets/networks from the Federal Government and, later, Macquarie Bank’s sale of those assets.
  • Brookfield entities in relation to the acquisitions of interests in Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Bass Hotels Group on certain acquisitions and group restructuring.
  • Bank of Queensland on the establishment of its conditional pass-through covered bond programme.

Experience highlights

Expertise

Practices

Tax

Sectors

Infrastructure and Transport

Real Estate

Office

Sydney

Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1981

Academic

LLM, Law, Sydney University, 1985

BA, LLB Arts/Law, University of NSW, 1980

Published work

Melick, Angela and Wong, Ka Sen. (2016) "Raising the bar for foreign investors, the recent hike in stamp duty and land tax", Thomson Reuters

Melick, Angela. (2009) "Reform of State Taxes" in "Australian Business Tax Reform in Retrospect and Prospect", Thomson Reuters.