BComm, LLB (Hons), PhD, GradDipLegPrac, GradDipICAA, Chartered Accountant
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
27 May 2005
21 May 2009
Owen Dixon Chambers West
(03) 9225 6941
(03) 9225 8444 (Clerk)
Dr Philip Bender has experience in federal and state taxation and superannuation, administrative law and commercial law. He is also a chartered accountant and was the Victorian candidate of his year in the Institute of Chartered Accountants programme.
Philip regularly acts for the Federal Commissioner of Taxation and the Commissioner of State Revenue, as well as private clients. He has appeared in a number of significant tax and superannuation cases in the High Court, the Federal Court and state courts.
Philip’s practice has also encompassed a diverse range of advisory work, including advice on audits and objections; stamp duty and other state taxes; GST; international tax; transfer pricing; franking credit issues; anti-avoidance; and tax consolidation.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip worked at a big four firm for many years. His clients included large companies, superannuation funds, financiers and property trusts. Philip was involved in several tax consolidation projects and many due diligences and restructures. Philip had a particular focus on international tax and advised on numerous cross-border transactions involving countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Philip is a contributing author to a book on the taxation of financial arrangements and a book entitled Taxation Reform in Prospect and Retrospect.