Brendon Lamers

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

We use Brendon because not only does he have the technical skills, but his ability to think commercially and achieve the best outcome for his clients during a transaction is invaluable

– Client quote


Tax partner with over 25 years' experience advising on a broad range of tax issues in infrastructure, property and M&A. Advises governments, funds (local and foreign) and Australian companies on managing tax issues in the context of transactions. Works on significant, large-scale and complex matters for fund managers, superannuation funds, non-resident investors and other capital providers. Sought after by clients for providing holistic and commercial advice with an end-to-end solution.

Previously led the National Tax Deal Advisory team at KPMG.

Notable Work
  • Palisade Infrastructure: advised on the acquisition of large-scale renewable projects including Stockyard Hill (Wind), Macarthur (wind), Granville Harbour (wind), Ross River (Solar), Waterloo (wind) and Snowtown (wind).
  • Igneo/Atmos: acquisition of various renewable projects including the Elliot Green projects, BayWa and various development opportunities.
  • Keppel Corporation: advised Keppel Infrastructure Trust A$777 million acquisition of Ixom chemical distributors.
  • Palisade: worked with Palisade, AWARE, HESTA and Macquarie to restructure and refinance an extensive renewables portfolio to achieve preferred financing outcomes.
  • QIC: advised on the establishment of Australia's first natural capital fund.
  • AirTrunk: advised on restructure and sell down of cornerstone investors. With a $3bn enterprise value, differing needs of foreign investors and significant Australian taxation and Foreign Investment Review Board oversight), tax structure needed to be robust, commercial, agile and able to be executed upon.
  • AustralianSuper: advised on the taxation implications of acquiring a 50% stake of Ausgrid from the NSW State Government.
  • Powerlink: advised on structuring options to preserve tax status for the Queensland Future Fund.
  • Plenary Group: advised on various public/private partnership (PPP) transactions, accommodating the needs of different financial investors within bid structures consistent with State objectives (including Footscray Hospital, Western Sydney Airport Rail, Casey Hospital, various social and affordable housing projects and NorthWest Rapid Transit).
  • FFI: advising Fortescue on tax aspects of proposed Australian hydrogen developments.
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