Greens List Barristers

Stephen Sharpley QC Silk : 2013|Bar : 1997| Admitted : 1992

Stephen's main area of practice is taxation litigation and he has considerable experience appearing in complex tax matters both at first instance and on appeal.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7146

Mobile : 0411 483 133

Email : ssharpley@vicbar.com.au

Chambers : Owen Dixon Chambers West

Profile

Stephen's main area of practice is taxation litigation and he has considerable experience appearing in complex tax matters both at first instance and on appeal. His experience includes representing clients in various alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, conciliation and early neutral evaluation as well as at hearings conducted by regulatory and investigatory agencies.  

 

He also practices in administrative law, commercial law, corporations and insolvency.

 

Stephen has a personal interest in matters involving mathematical, scientific and technical issues and has appeared in a number of cases involving valuation, complex financial instruments and the mining and oil and gas industries.

 

Stephen holds first class Honours and a Masters degree in Law and a degree in Science majoring in mathematics. Prior to coming to the bar he was a senior associate at King & Wood Mallesons.

 

Selected Cases

Mussalli v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCA 544 - on appeal [2021] FCAFC 71

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 1849

Sole Luna as Trustee for the PA Wade No 2 Settlement Trust v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 1195

Schweitzer v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] AATA 1100

Commissioner of Taxation v Vasiliades (No 2) [2017] FCA

Commissioner of Taxation v ElecNet (Aust) Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 178 - special leave granted [2016] HCATrans 237 - on appeal [2016] HCA 51

Fowler v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 69

Stewart v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 845

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Bollands [2012] FCA 1050 and [2012] FCA 1148

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2011] FCA 360

Sent v Commissioner of Taxation [2011] AATA 198 - on appeal [2012] FCA 382 - on further appeal [2012] FCAFC 187 - special leave declined [2013] HCATrans 108

National Australia Bank v Commissioner of Taxation [2011] FCA 44

Commissioner of Taxation v White [2010] FCA 730 and [2010] FCA 942

Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation [2009] AATA 869

ConnectEast Management Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2008] FCA 557 - on appeal [2009] FCAFC 22 - special leave declined [2009] HCATrans 220

Marijancevic v Mann [2008] FCAFC 161

Ryan and Commissioner of Taxation [2008] AATA 383

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2007] AATA 1776

VBN and Ors and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Anor [2006] AATA710

In the matter of Ansett Australia Limited (ACN 004 209410) [2006] FCA 277

Bosanac v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] HCA 41

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 1582

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Leo & Ors [2019] SASC 146

Divas Beverages Holdings Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 576

Commissioner of Taxation v Vasiliades [2016] FCAFC 170 - special leave refused [2017] HCATrans 104

PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd v FCT [2013] FCA 1175 - on appeal [2014] FCAFC 71

Sanctuary Lakes Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 50 - special leave declined [2013] HCA Trans 273

Williams & Ors v State of Victoria & Anor [2012] VSC 585

Commissioner of Taxation v Traviati [2012] FCA 546

on appeal [2011] FCAFC 154

Noza Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2010] FCA 990 and [2011] FCA 46 - on appeal [2012] FCAFC 43

Latitude Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2010] VCAT 1627

De Simone v Commissioner of Taxation [2008] AATA 708 - on appeal [2009] FCA 446 - on further appeal [2009] FCAFC 181

Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation [2009] AATA 435-439

Brady King Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (No.2) [2008] FCA 1918

Brady King Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2008] FCA 81 - on appeal [2008] FCAFC 118

Guest v Commissioner of Taxation [2007] FCA 193

Sent v Primelife Corporation Ltd; Primelife Corporation Ltd v Mainpoint Developments Pty Ltd [2006] VSC 445

Purton-Smith v Telstra Corporation Limited [2006] VSC 197

Henderson v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2005] FCA 1806 - leave to appeal declined [2006] FCA 223

To get in touch with Stephen Sharpley QC | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225 7222clerkb@greenslist.com.au

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.