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Eddie Ahn

Eddie Ahn was a great help to our international company in structuring a transaction with a large Australian company... Go Eddie Ahn!
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Eddie Ahn is a tax partner with more than 20 years' experience advising clients on Australian taxation issues. As a calm, easy-going, highly respected tax partner at DLA Piper, Eddie is the expert in international M&A and funds transactions.

Eddie has strong experience advising upon corporate tax and real estate tax issues, particularly in the areas of tax structuring, cross-border transactions and stamp duty.

Always mindful to offer clear tax advice, Eddie ensures that his clients make the best deals with optimal tax outcomes in sight. He has advised major corporate groups in respect of tax structuring acquisitions and internal corporate reorganisations. In addition, he has advised parties involved in infrastructure projects in Australia on the various taxation and stamp duty implications.

Eddie also regularly advises both inbound and outbound investment funds on the structuring and taxation implications of their investments, in particular in respect to Australian real estate investment. 
Eddie's commitment to regular publications and active participation in technical training means he’s always updated with the latest cases and laws. He also participates in industry groups and is a regular speaker at international events.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2005


  • Advising a leading Korean based funds manager on an investment in a AUD2 billion premium office and retail development in Sydney, NSW.
  • Advising a significant foreign sovereign wealth fund on its investments into Australian real property funds that held a portfolio of commercial real estate assets across Australia.
  • Advising AIP Asset Management on the portfolio sale of four prime Australian commercial office properties by its Australian property funds to Charter Hall.
  • Advising an Australian infrastructure investment manager on its sale to Patrizia, a global real estate asset manager based in Germany.
  • Advising ASX-listed US fintech company Credible Labs Inc. on its AUD585 million merger with NASDAQ listed Fox Corporation.
  • Advising private equity firm Centroid Investment Partners on its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of the Taylor Made Golf, a leading global golfing equipment brand and manufacturer.
  • Advising leading international insurance companies on warranty and indemnity insurance policies for significant M&A transactions in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Advising various start-up and technology companies across a broad range of taxation issues including employee share schemes, capital raisings and the sale of businesses to large, listed purchasers.
  • Advising various Korean, German and Singapore funds managers and institutional investors on the establishment of Managed Investment Trust structures to acquire or invest in significant commercial real estate assets across Australia.
  • Providing tax structuring advice to various foreign asset managers, government pension funds and large institutional investors on their investments into Australian infrastructure, debt and property funds.
  • Advising a large Korean asset manager on tax and related matters in relation to the acquisition of an equity interest in Endeavour Energy, Australia including advice on FIRB related tax conditions and related documentation.
  • Master of Laws, University of Sydney, 2009
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 2003
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of New South Wales, 2003


  • IFA Asia Pacific Regional Tax Conference 2023, Singapore
  • ITR Asia Tax Forum 2019, Singapore

Prior Experience

Eddie has previously worked as a Senior Consultant in a major accounting firm in its corporate tax consulting group.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Law Society of New South Wales 
  • Property Council of Australia