Matthew Cridland

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Matthew Cridland

Matthew Cridland

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Mr. Cridland is a Sydney based indirect tax lawyer. He advises clients in relation to all indirect taxes, including goods and services tax (GST), stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax, wine equalisation tax (WET), luxury car tax (LCT), customs duty and excise.

With respect to clients and sectors, his areas of experience include: real property, financial services, corporate mergers and acquisitions, energy and resources, public private partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure, telecommunications, retail, insolvency and restructuring, and inbound intangible supplies. He also has experience advising both Federal and State Government agencies.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Cridland worked at an international law firm where he was the Head of the GST and Customs Duty (Australia).

Professional/Civic Activities

* Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute (Australia)
* Law Society of New South Wales
* Property Council of Australia (GST committee)

* Advising a state government agency on GST cash flow issues for a transaction that exceeded AUD2 billion. This included negotiating with the ATO to allow the parties of the transaction to set-off their GST liabilities and credit entitlements to address cash flow issues
* Advising a property group on GST issues relating to the establishment of a new property fund, including implementation of an indirect tax sharing agreement and advising on going concern issues
* Advising an energy company on various GST matters including its hedging activities, various promotional activities such as free “giveaways” to new customers and advice on the purchase of electricity through AEMO
* Preparing suites of precedent GST clauses for various major corporates for internal use in their contracts and transaction documents
* Providing GST advice to a consortium in relation to a PPP bid to build and operate a new health care asset. This included advising on the GST treatment of bid costs, the proposed transaction structure and amendments to draft transaction documents
* Providing advice to an asset finance company concerning the GST treatment of aircraft and rolling stock leasing arrangements
* Providing advice to an operator of an 'investor directed portfolio services', including obtaining a favourable GST private ruling \
* Advising a non-bank lender on the GST issues associated with the purchase of a broker originated loan portfolio. Applied for private rulings in relation to the same transaction
* Providing advice on securitisation transactions to both banks and non-bank lenders.

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Career History
Partner
2017 - Current

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

Partner
Prior - 2017

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

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