A highly practical presentation that will give you confidence to explore ADR options with the ATO.
Gina Lazanas, CTA, is a Partner of the specialist tax law firm, Balazs Lazanas & Welch LLP, with over 25 years’ experience in taxation law, having initially focused on income tax and later in indirect taxes, but always with a keen interest in all kinds of tax and related administrative law disputes. She has had carriage of varied and complex tax audits and litigation. Gina was Chair of The Tax Institute’s Legal & Dispute Resolution Subcommittee from 2011 to 2013 and Chair of The Tax Institute’s GST Subcommittee from 2008 to 2010. In April 2012, Gina was appointed a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Judy is a Tax Partner at PwC in Sydney where she is the National Tax Litigation and ADR leader. Prior to joining PwC, Judy was a Tax Partner at King & Wood Mallesons. Her main area of practice is all aspects of revenue disputes œ from risk reviews and audits through to ADR and litigation. She has conducted major tax litigation in the AAT, Federal Court and High Court. Judy is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation.
Debbie leads the ATO’s approach to dispute management and dispute resolution (including ADR) as well as litigation services and legal risk for the ATO. She is also responsible for independent review of large business audits, as well as managing large market objections. Debbie is a graduate of University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor of Law. She has led strategic litigation matters in the AAT, Federal Court and High Court and has also been a member of the General Anti-Avoidance Panel and Public Rulings Panel. Current at 02 June 2015
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