Gareth accepts briefs in commercial, taxation, corporations, administrative and equity matters. He has advocated in all trial divisions in Victoria as well as in the High Court, Full Federal Court and Victorian Court of Appeal. He is regularly briefed to appear and advise individually and as junior counsel.
Gareth came to the Bar in 2016 after roles as in-house counsel (international tax and transfer pricing) for the Macquarie Group based in New York, a senior associate at Minter Ellison and in the international tax department of PwC. He has significant experience in general law and regulatory matters for the financial services, public-private partnership and energy industries. Specifically, Gareth’s prior experience sees him uniquely positioned to assist both Australian outbound investors and inbound investors (particularly from the US and Asia-Pacific regions) given his familiarity with the commercial, regulatory and tax drivers of investments and divestments. Gareth also has a particular interest in cryptocurrency and has worked with a number of businesses and high net worth individuals in this space.
Gareth is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where he teaches in the LLM program on the Taxation of Trusts, Taxation of Business Income and Taxation of Major Projects. Gareth also regularly participates and speaks at TIA, OECD, IFA and other conferences. In 2016, Gareth was one of four tax lawyers under 40 globally invited to present on tax issues in the digital economy at the 70th Annual International Fiscal Association Congress in Madrid. He presented at the 2019 IFA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference and is one of Australia's two joint reporters to the 74th Annual International Fiscal Association Congress on the recent Multilateral Instrument amending Double Tax Conventions.
Gareth read with Andrew Broadfoot QC and his senior mentor was Simon Steward QC (as His Honour Justice Steward of the High Court of Australia then was).