Mr Nasos Kaskani

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Nasos practises in commercial law and has significant experience in taxation and revenue disputes.

Nasos regularly appears in the AAT, Federal Court and Supreme Court in respect of taxation matters (including GST, Director Penalty Notices, Payroll Tax and Land Tax matters) for both taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation.

Nasos’ commercial practice principally involves advising on and appearing in the Federal Court, County Court and Supreme Court in relation to:

• Franchise disputes

• Insolvency, often acting on behalf of financial institutions, receivers and liquidators

• Defamation

• Insurance

• Property law disputes, including matters concerning title, leases and caveats

• Contractual and tortious disputes, including product liability claims

• Directors' duties

• Trade practices disputes

• Environmental law

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nasos practised as a solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth for more than 10 years.  During this time, Nasos spent 8 years in the Tax Group working on tax disputes, in particular large-scale litigation on behalf of large multinational corporations before the Federal Court (including Full Court of the Federal Court).  Nasos also advised taxpayers on all aspects of ATO audits and reviews, including claims for privilege, FOI matters, estate planning issues (including wills and probate) and administrative law issues.  In 2011, Nasos was named in Chambers Global Asia Pacific as the only “Up and Coming” tax practitioner in the Asia Pacific region.  In 2006, Nasos also completed his certificate in Negotiation at Harvard University Law School.

Since 2008, Nasos has lectured at the University of Melbourne in Taxation Law subjects (including Tax Effective Writing: Written Advocacy and Corporate Tax A) in the Post Graduate Studies Program.  Nasos is a Senior Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne.

Nasos has appeared in the following matters:

Almond Land Pty Ltd v Geoffjoy Enterprises Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] VCC 196

Mathoura Property Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Mathoura Property Trust v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 922

• Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 701

• Straight Course Pty Ltd v Mizzicorp Pty Ltd [2013] VCC 1381

• Belbin & Ors v Lower Murray Urban and Rural Water Corporation [2012] VSC 535 (led by Dr M Collins SC)

•  Yung v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] AATA 872

•  MyEnvironment Inc v VicForests [2012] VSC 91 (led by Mr I Waller SC)

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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  • Admitted to Practice
    06 May 2002
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    27 October 2011
  • Qualifications
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons); Bachelor of Commerce; Master of Laws

Areas of Speciality

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Insolvency Law
  • Property & Probate