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Areas of Practice

  • Public/Administrative 
  • Judicial Review and administrative law 
  • Merits Review 
  • Appellate 
  • Civil Appeals 
  • Equity 
  • Trusts 
  • Tax/Revenue 
  • Capital Gains Tax 
  • Goods and services tax 
  • Income Tax
  • International Law 
  • International Tax 

Eugene practises principally in revenue law. He has acted for both taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation in leading cases in the High Court and Federal Court including: Gashi v FCT, FCT v Macquarie Bank Limited (Mongoose Case), AusNet Transmission Group Pty Ltd v FCT, Orica Ltd v FCT, SPI Powernet Pty Ltd v FCT, Australian Pipeline Ltd v FCT, Financial Synergy Holdings Pty Ltd v FCT, FCT v Seven Network Limited and MWYS v FCT.

Eugene advises and acts in disputes involving issues such as consolidation, transfer pricing, the CFC rules, thin capitalisation, double tax treaties, capital gains tax, the debt/equity rules, capital/revenue distinctions, losses, taxation of trusts and Part IVA. He acts for clients in the mining, infrastructure, telecommunications and financial services industries, among others, providing opinions and assisting them in their dealings with the Commissioner during reviews, audits, objections and litigation.

Eugene has a Master of Tax from the University of Melbourne where he is a Senior Fellow of the Law Faculty lecturing in the subjects Comparative Tax Avoidance and Tax Avoidance and Planning. He is also a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia and a member of the Tax Bar Association Committee and the Readers' Course Sub-Committee. 


From 24/07/2008, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. 



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