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Johnson Winter & Slattery

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A University medallist in law from Sydney University and a Masters graduate from The University of London, Richard has over 40 years’ experience in the areas of taxation, corporate and commercial law.

He has advised Australian & foreign companies throughout his professional career. He has advised multinational companies in negotiations for Advance Pricing Agreements, he has advised on preparations for Senate Committee hearings and he has acted on transfer pricing reviews and audits. He has particular experience in corporate structuring, cross border investment, mergers and acquisitions and property trust structures. Richard has also advised on a wide variety of capital raisings by groups in the tourism industry, banking industry, retail and manufacturing.


Co-Chair, Australian Chapter International Section, New York State Bar Association 
Member, International Fiscal Association 
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners 
Past member of Board of Governors, Australian Tax Research Foundation 
Past President and Life Member, Taxation Institute of Australia 
Past Member, CFC Liaison Committee of Treasury and ATO


Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney 
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney 
Master of Law, London University

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Richard GelskiJohnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery combines active transactional and commercial tax advice with a strong record in tax disputes and controversies, working with listed companies and multinationals, alongside regularly collaborating with leading UK and US tax practices on cross-border issues. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of corporate tax specialist Alison Haines to the Melbourne office from an in-house position in early 2021. Melbourne-based practice head Stewart Grieve  is focused on tax disputes and audits, with a number of multinational clients, while Sydney’s Prashanth Kainthaje advises on corporate and financing transactions, with expertise in state and federal taxation. Also in Sydney, Andy Milidoni advises on transfer pricing, superannuation and trust mandates, while the vastly experienced Richard Gelski continues as a consultant, advising on corporate structures and cross-border investments. Melbourne’s Kathryn Bertram  handling stamp duty, land tax and the associated disputes.