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Miles Hurst

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Miles Hurst is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax team in Sydney. He has over 10 years of experience advising on income tax matters.

Practice Focus

Miles advises on the tax aspects of renewable energy projects, infrastructure, property, technology and cross-border restructures.

Representative Legal Matters

 Miles' most relevant experience includes advising:

  • Genex Power on the proposed 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project located in Northern Queensland.
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on Australian tax considerations.
  • Northwest Real Estate Investment Trust on its acquisition of Generation Healthcare Management, a 19.9% interest in Generation Healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust (GHC), subsequent acquisition of the remainder of GHC and a number of tax issues.
  • Magnetar Capital on its Lyon Solar deal and a number of potential acquisitions.
  • Resonance Asset Management on the acquisition of Bio Energy assets and other investments.
  • Symantec on the tax aspects of its acquisition and post-acquisition integrations of DigiCert, Blue Coat Systems and Elastica, and the sale of its Veritas information management business to the Carlyle Group.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on taxation aspects of the consortium acquisition of a A$10.3 billion 99-year lease of the TransGrid NSW electricity network assets, including negotiation with the ATO and NSW Government to obtain certainty on tax outcomes.
  • Keysight Technologies on the post-acquisition integration of Ixia and various tax issues.
  • Lexmark on the post-acquisition integration of ReadSoft.
  • F5 Networks on cross-border tax issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member
  • Taxation Institute of Australia - Member

Admissions

  • New South Wales~Australia (2010)

Education

  • University of Sydney (LLM Tax) (2015)
  • University of Sydney (LLB Hons) (2006)
  • University of Sydney (BSc Adv. Physics) (2006)

Languages

  • English