Mr Arthur Athanasiou > Thomson Geer > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
LEVEL 39, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Arthur Athanasiou’s main area of practice is taxation advisory, litigation and administration. In more than 25 years of experience as a legal practitioner, Arthur has focused on the taxation of trusts and other SME entities, Division 7A and high wealth individuals and family groups.  He is highly experienced in complex tax litigation, dispute resolution, tax audit negotiations and settlements, particularly in the SME sector, with both the ATO and the SRO.  Arthur also practises in matters involving tax agents and the Tax Practitioners Board, white-collar crime and other criminal offences.

Arthur has qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and he has also held senior taxation and management positions in the transport and motor vehicle industries with specialist experience in logistics, supply chain, chain of responsibility, and contract warehousing.

Arthur is a former President of The Tax Institute, has chaired the Law Institute’s Tax Law Advisory Committee for a decade and now serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the IPA-Deakin University SME Research Centre. In addition, on 20 January 2019 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University’s Law School.

As an Accredited Tax Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, Arthur is a widely published writer on taxation issues, and he regularly appears in the mainstream media, and presents at tax seminars and discussion groups.

Languages

Greek

Memberships

  • Industry Advisory Board of the IPA-Deakin University SME Research Centre
  • Past-President of The Tax Institute
  • Life Member of The Tax Institute
  • Chartered Tax Advisor
  • Formerly chaired the Law Institute’s Tax Law Advisory Committee
  • Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Adjunct Professor, LaTrobe University Law School

Education

  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University
  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Swinburne Institute
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia