Dhanushka Jayawardena

Dhanushka advises on Australia’s major taxes including income tax, stamp duty, GST, and employment taxes, bringing a holistic approach to the table. He regularly provides bespoke tax solutions to a diverse range of corporate structures and transactions in Mergers & Acquisitions, Funds Management, Insolvency & Restructuring, Banking & Finance, and Property matters.

Dhanushka holds postgraduate qualifications in law and taxation and is a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Experience

Dhanushka’s experience includes advising:

  • A fund manager on the income tax and stamp duty aspects of establishing a fund structure for the acquisition of housing assets worth $300 million.
  • An ASX-listed investment manager on the income tax aspects of a series of hedging arrangements with a collective value of $465 million.
  • A US financial institution on the income tax aspects of the refinance of $810 million in facilities.
  • A wholesale institutional stockbroker on the tax aspects of its partially underwritten $694 million capital raise.
  • The administrators of a stationery retailer on the GST aspects of the sale of 30 Australian stores.
  • A private equity fund on the tax aspects of a cross border syndicated facility for $200 million in connection with a $2 billion IPO on NYSE.
  • A fund manager on the income tax and stamp duty aspects of their joint acquisition of a logistics park for $1.67 billion.
  • A private equity fund on the tax aspects of its acquisition of a clothing retailer for $600 million.
  • A fund manager and its Australian and foreign resident investors on the taxation and duty aspects of investing in a student accommodation investment portfolio of approximately $2.2 billion and on its subsequent additional investment, which increased the value of the portfolio to $3.3 billion.
  • A pearling corporation in a public-private partnership with a State/Territory government on the taxation aspects of constructing a ship-lift with a project value of $400 million.
  • An Australian university on the taxation aspects of establishing a $329 million co-operative research centre.
  • The vendors of one of Australia‚Äôs largest independent infrastructure advisory and project management firms on the taxation aspects of a partial sale to a private equity fund.
  • An ASX-listed mining company on the taxation aspects of securing a $300 million revolving cash advance syndicated facility.

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