Sarah Shaw

Partner, Deal Advisory – Tax

KPMG Australia

Sarah is a Partner specialising in stamp duty and land tax, and has also advised on tax controversy, and GST matters. She has more than 15 years’ experience, and was invited to join the KPMG Partnership and KPMG Law Partnership in 2021. Sarah divides her time between the Sydney and Melbourne offices.

Commencing her professional career as a graduate with KPMG, Sarah subsequently worked in top tier law firms, including as Special Counsel, before she returned to KPMG.

With in-depth specialist knowledge of stamp duty and land tax, Sarah is able to provide her clients with commercial, tax-effective structuring advice.

She advises on commercial transactions ranging from property deals, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, capital raisings, group reorganisations, reorganisations in preparation of listing, settlement structures for public offerings, fund restructuring and fund transactions, leasing arrangements, and financing arrangements.

Outside of KPMG, Sarah is a member of the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) Victorian Taxation Committee. She provides assistance on policy development across all areas of Victoria’s tax system, and provides technical advice on Victorian revenue legislation, including stamp duty, land tax and tax design.

  • Financial restructuring
  • Indirect Tax
  • Legal Services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Raise capital
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy
  • Tax Structuring
  • Transactions
  • Master of Laws – University of Sydney, 2012

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Deakin University, 2005

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) – Deakin University, 2005

  • Member of Law Society (NSW)

  • Member Taxation Institute of Australia

  • Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

  • Member Property Council of Australia - Victorian Taxation Committee