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Francis Burt Chambers

(08) 9220 0503

0403 825 651

Alain Musikanth SC

BA, LLB, LLM, FTI

Admitted to Practice:

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

Appointed as QC/SC:

2 August 2002

1 August 2020

13 November 2018

Alain Musikanth is a commercial and tax silk who has spent most of his over 25-year career practising at the independent bar.


Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for litigation, Alain appears regularly at first instance and appellate level before Commonwealth and State courts and tribunals. He has sat as sole arbitrator, both in Australian and abroad, and as mediator.

Alain's commercial experience extends to a wide range of areas including building and construction, commercial leasing, corporate, equity and trusts, insurance, maritime, mining, negligence, professional liability and property. He has also appeared in coronial inquests, defamation and employment matters and regulatory proceedings.


In the tax jurisdiction Alain is frequently instructed in Part IVC and other contentious proceedings which have involved areas including CGT, demerger rollover relief, director penalties, foreign tax offset and international tax treaty issues, fraud and evasion opinions, fuel tax, GST, judicial review (s 39B), penalties, R&D offsets, residency, superannuation and trusts. He is a fellow of the Tax Institute (FTI) and an adjunct associate professor within the University of Western Australia Law School.


Alain was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth before joining the Western Australian Bar in early 2007. Prior to joining Corrs in 2001, he practised as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa, for seven years.

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