Scott Heezen

Scott Heezen

Scott Heezen is a partner in the Sydney Office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in tax-efficient asset and structured finance transactions, including cross-border aircraft and ship leasing.

Scott also has extensive experience in Australian domestic, inbound and outbound M&A transactions, including the structuring of Chinese investment into Australia.

Scott is also an experienced UK tax practitioner, having advised on UK taxation for a major UK law firm, and he has extensive experience in Australian / European cross border leasing and investments.

Scott is both a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Accountant.

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Recent Matters

  • UK Banks Advising on various Australian / UK financing transactions
  • RBS Advising on various cross border lease transactions
  • Macquarie Bank Advising on UK lease transactions
  • Macquarie Bank Advising on refinancing of of various UK and European assets
  • Advising various German, UK and Irish lessors on leasing structures into Australia
  • CHAMP Advising on sale of United Malt Holdings to GrainCorp
  • Aluminium Corporation of China (Chinalco) Advising on proposed investment into Rio Tinto.


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Taxation Institute of Australia.


  • 2011: Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2007: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2002: Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Securities Institute of Australia
  • 2008: Masters of Taxation, University of Sydney
  • 2004 - 2007: Senior Associate, taxation, Clifford Chance London
  • 1990 - 1995: Bachelor of Commerce and Laws (Honours) degrees, Monash University
  • 1997 - 2000: Taxation Consultant, Mergers and Acquisitions / International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers Melbourne
  • 1999: Admitted as a Chartered Accountant
  • 2000 - 2004: Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne.


Legal insights

The ATO has published new CRS guidance which requires Australian reporting financial institutions (RFIs) to implement “strong measures” to obtain self-certifications from account holders.

17 May 2021

This article was written by Sylvester Urban and Dean Paganis. On 25 August 2020, legislation to amend Australia’s hybrid mismatch rules (Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020)...

27 August 2020

On 4 December 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) released a draft law companion ruling, LCR 2019/D4 (“Draft Ruling”), which clarifies his view on the “influence” test under the new...

10 December 2019

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Act 2019 (Cth) fundamentally changes the way in which mutual entities may raise capital with effect from 6 April 2019.

10 April 2019

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