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Jinny is a stamp duty specialist with extensive experience Australia-wide.

Jinny is a Partner in the State taxes practice with over 20 years’ experience advising on stamp duty issues Australia-wide. Her work involves structuring and implementing transactions, as well as helping clients with risk management, compliance and audit issues. Jinny is recommended in Doyles Guide, Best Lawyers and Indirect Tax Leaders Guide (World Tax). Her clients include those in finance, funds management, healthcare, real estate, infrastructure, energy, renewables and mining industries.


Jinny graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours and University Medal). She has practised with Herbert Smith Freehills since 2001. Jinny is a regular presenter at conferences, as well as client training and in-house seminars. She has also been a member of the Tax Institute of Australia’s NSW Office of State Revenue Liaison Committee, which provides feedback to the NSW government on draft legislation, revenue rulings and policy matters.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Ampol on the establishment of A$1.4 billion property trust and acquisition of a 49% interest by Charter Hall and GIC consortium
  • Atlassian on the redevelopment of Sydney’s Central Station to deliver the Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct with the State of NSW
  • BHP Group Limited on the demerger of South32
  • BHP Group Limited on its restructure and unification of its dual listing on the ASX
  • Brookfield on the $1.286bn IPO of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure and associated restructure
  • Brookfield on the acquisition from Asciano of the Patricks Terminals business for approximately $2.9 billion (through a joint venture with Qube), and of the Patrick Bulk and Automotive Port Services business for approximately $925 million (one of the largest takeovers in Australia and M&A Deal of the Year 2017)
  • Commonwealth Bank on its $8bn demerger of certain of its wealth and mortgage broking businesses and subsequent sale of a 55% stake in Colonial First State to KKR, valuing Colonial First State, which at signing had $135bn in funds under administration, at $3.3bn
  • Greystar on the creation of Greystar’s $1bn build-to-rent fund for institutional investors, Australia’s fourth residential REIT in 2019
  • IFM Investors and Australian Super on their $16.8bn acquisition of Ausgrid from the NSW Government
  • NAB on the acquisition of Citibank’s consumer business
  • Novion on its merger with Federation Centres to create Vicinity
  • Origin Energy on potential divestment and restructure options for its conventional upstream oil & gas business, which culminated in the sale of Lattice Energy to Beach Energy for $1.585 billion (Energy & Resources Deal of the Year 2018).
  • Origin Energy on the proposed A$18.7 billion acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management and MidOcean Energy
  • TAL Dai-ichi on its $900M acquisition of Westpac Life Insurance Services
  • Wesfarmers in connection with its 2018 restructure and demerger of Coles (2018 Australian Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of Year, Australasian Law Awards) 
  • Wesfarmers on the acquisition of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries