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Ria has diverse and extensive tax experience in Australian and international tax law having practised in the field for many years.
On 22 July 2017, the former Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP appointed Ria as a part-time member of the Tax Practitioners Board for a 3 year term.
Since December 2017, Ria has also been appointed a member of the UN Subcommittee on Dispute Avoidance and Resolution.
Prior to the Bar, Ria gained extensive tax experience working in large law firms (Clayton Utz and Arnold Bloch Leiber) and large accounting firms (Ernst & Young and Deloitte) providing tax advice to a range of clients from multinationals, large private family groups to high-net-wealth individuals.
Ria’s tax experience is diverse having advised on ‘front-end’ tax issues (e.g. income tax, international tax, tax planning, financing transactions and IPOs) to ‘back-end’ tax issues (e.g. tax audits and disputes, settlement negotiations and conduct of litigation).
At the Bar, Ria has undertaken the following work:
Ria has a Bachelor of Science (majoring: Pharmacology and Biochemistry) (Distinction), a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and a Master of Laws (Hons) with First Class Honours in Tax Litigation and Current Issues in Tax Avoidance from the University of Melbourne.
She is a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute, a Committee member of the Tax Bar Association, and a member of the International Fiscal Association.
Upon invitation, Ria participates in discussions at an annual International Tax Forum with 70 leading global tax advisers on current and emerging international tax issues.
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