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Telephone: +61 3 9225 6201
Telephone: +61 3 9225 8444
Fax: +61 3 9670 5756
Email: csievers@vicbar.com.au
Mobile: 0413 854 950

Clerk: List A

Profile

Chris practises in revenue law, with a particular focus on GST and stamp duty and other indirect taxes.

 

Since being called to the Bar in 2001, Chris has developed a substantial advice practice, advising the Revenue and taxpayers throughout Australia and overseas. Chris has appeared on behalf of taxpayers and the Revenue in numerous disputes in Federal and State jurisdictions, including as Counsel for the taxpayer in two of the first three GST cases to be heard by the High Court.

 

Chris also assists taxpayers in negotiating a positive resolution to their disputes with the Revenue, including providing assistance with risk reviews, audits and objections to assessments.

 

In 2015 Chris was included in the list of “Leading Tax Barristers – Melbourne” in Doyle’s Guide."

 

Website: All About GST in Australia - www.chrissievers.com

 

Current Memberships and Associations:  

  • Taxation Institute of Australia

 

Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

06 Apr 1998

 

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

24 May 2001

 

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons), B.Com, Grad Dip Tax

 

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Australian Capital Territory

  • High Court of Australia

  • New South Wales

  • Northern Territory

  • Queensland

  • South Australia

  • Western Australia

 

Previous occupation:

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers - Tax Controversy; Solicitor, Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks

 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.