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Stuart Broadfoot

Stuart Broadfoot is a Tax partner based in Sydney focusing on complex international and Australian corporate and finance tax advisory, transactional and controversy matters. His extensive experience includes cross-border and Australian tax issues relating to inbound and outbound investments, fund formation and investments (including for managed funds, ETFs and superannuation funds), mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), finance and debt capital markets transactions (including corporate, structured and project finance), and corporate and trust restructures. This experience has spanned a range of sectors and clients, including large listed and unlisted corporates, private equity, international and domestic funds, infrastructure, financial services and superannuation, projects and real estate.

Stuart also has extensive experience working with high net worth individuals and family offices in relation to a variety of tax issues and transactions both from an Australian and cross-border perspective, including advising in relation to the establishment of investment funds, charitable giving arrangements and other investment structures and implementing investment and other transactions. He has experience in investments in, structuring projects relating to, and the tax incentives for, renewable energy and critical minerals, including in emerging fields such as hydrogen production in Australia and is a member of the firm's hydrogen group.  

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Stuart worked at global law firms in Sydney and London where he focused his practice on corporate tax matters across multiple jurisdictions relating to project finance and development, mergers and acquisitions, debt capital markets and financing, infrastructure, fund establishment and investment, and real estate, as well as tax controversy and litigation.

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Tax in Australia, 2024
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Tax Law, 2025
  • Listed by Doyle's Guide as a recognised Tax Law Rising Star, 2020
  • Recognised as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 UK for Corporate Tax in England, 2018-2019
  • Law Society of New South Wales
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