Archana is an experienced tax and commercial lawyer specialising in tax disputes/controversy, trusts, transaction structuring and asset protection.

She has acted for large private groups, small business entities and high net worth individuals, and regularly works with accountants to provide integrated legal and accounting solutions to clients.

Archana is experienced in providing advice and assistance on a range of Federal and State Taxes including income tax, CGT, GST, FBT, stamp duty and land tax.

“I enjoy finding practical solutions to complex problems and helping clients to unlock ‘hidden’ value through my knowledge of the tax system.”

Significant matters

Private company in medical industry – disputing the ATO’s position on the availability of the CGT small business concessions, including guiding the client through the ATO’s internal ‘objection’ dispute resolution process, pursuing external review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, engaging in ongoing negotiations and attending a conciliation to settle the dispute.

Prominent retailer of consumer products – assisting with a ‘cash economy’ audit, including formulating a case management strategy, working with tax and forensic accountants to prepare a robust response to the ATO’s audit position paper and negotiating with the ATO to settle the dispute.

Commercial technology corporate group – assisting with the restructure of the group in view of commercial and asset protection objectives, including providing a recommendation together with a step plan to effect the restructure in a tax effective manner, applying for a private ruling to confirm the availability of CGT rollover relief and documentation to implement the restructure.

Accounting and financial services firms – advising on the merger of two accounting and financial planning firms, including devising an appropriate strategy to take advantage of tax rollovers and documentation to effect the merger in accordance with the strategy.

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

  • Tax controversy/dispute resolution
  • Structuring and restructuring of corporate groups
  • Transaction structuring, including in respect of mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset protection
  • Taxation of trusts

related contacts

Prath Balasubramaniam VIC
Craig Gibson VIC
Terry Kokkinos VIC
Alex Ninis VIC