Andrew J de Wijn
BSc, LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Melb)
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
26 April 2005
3 May 2012
(03) 9225 6695
(03) 9225 7777 (Clerk)
0417 122 762
Andrew de Wijn specialises in federal and state tax matters.
As well as appearing in courts and tribunals, Andrew provides technical tax advice to clients and assists in dealing with the ATO, particularly in relation to ruling requests and objections as well as settlement negotiations, mediations, etc. Recent areas in which Andrew has provided advice include consolidation issues, transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, debt forgiveness rules, the small business CGT concessions and capital management issues.
Before coming to the Bar, Andrew worked for eight years as a solicitor with Greenwoods & Freehills, specialising in income tax for large Australian and multinational businesses. Andrew’s work included providing advice, structuring transactions, reviewing and drafting transaction documents, applying for and negotiating rulings with the ATO, and litigation. Andrew has presented in a number of forums, both in Australia and overseas, particularly on the anti-avoidance and tax consolidation rules.
In 2008, Andrew was awarded the Graham Hill Taxation Law Prize. Andrew also teaches in the Melbourne Law Masters program and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute.