Full Name: Gareth J Redenbach
Phone:+61 3 9225 6874
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Phone:9225 6874
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1703
Date of Admission: 10 Mar 2010
Called to the Bar: 5 May 2016
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, CTA


Gareth accepts briefs in taxation, corporations, administrative, equity and general commercial matters.  He has appeared for the Commissioner of Taxation and taxpayers in disputes over primary tax liability, penalties and interest and in taxation appeals in the Full Federal Court of Australia. He has successfully ran multi-week commercial trials in the County Court and has the carriage of a number of commercial matters in the Supreme Court of Victoria.  He has particular interest and experience in cross-border investments and divestments from commercial, regulatory (e.g. FIRB) and taxation perspectives.  Gareth has appeared as junior to and co-authored opinions with leading silks.    

Before joining the Bar, Gareth was in-house counsel for the Macquarie Group based in New York responsible for managing transfer pricing and international tax matters across the Americas region.  Gareth was previously a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison focussed on tax controversy and began his career in the international tax department of PwC working directly for their head of international tax.  Gareth has significant experience in general law and regulatory matters for the financial services, public-private partnership and energy industries and has assisted with the settlement of commercial matters related to equitable and proprietary rights.  

Given his experience as in-house counsel, Gareth understands that legal advice and actions need to be appropriately adapted to the relevant commercial context and drivers to be valuable to clients.  Gareth is uniquely positioned to assist both Australian outbound investors and US inbound investors given his familiarity with the commercial, regulatory and tax drivers of particular investments and divestments. 

Gareth has particularly detailed technical knowledge of international tax including transfer pricing rules and methods (including global profit splits), entity and instrument hybrids / financing (e.g. debt/equity rules and TOFA), international tax treaties, the capital / revenue distinction and Taxable Australian Real Property issues.  Gareth has worked on major investment and divestments for Chinese, UK and European inbound and outbound investors, including enforcement and administrative matters. 

Gareth is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where he teaches Taxation of Trusts and Taxation of Major Projects in the LLM program. Gareth is the former Chair of the Corporate Section and Executive Committee member of the US Committee of Banking Institutions on Taxation.  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.  Gareth also teaches in the Victorian Bar's Readers' Course on taxation matters.

Selected Publications

The Role of Foreign Tax Benefits in Defending Cases under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (The Tax Specialist, February 2013).

The Interpretation of Double Tax Treaties (speech with the Honourable Justice Edmonds of the Federal Court of Australia, 27 November 2012).

Australian chapter of Permanent Establishments: A Domestic Taxation, Bilateral Tax Treaty and OECD Perspective 2010 / 2011 (Wolters Kluwer, 2011).

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Areas of Practice


  • Banking
  • Contractual Disputes
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Real Property
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation



Committee Memberships

  • Tax Bar Association
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