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Chris Peadon

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science - University of Technology Sydney
Master of Laws - University of Sydney


Admitted to the Bar 2011


Chris practices principally in tax and commercial law.

He is a highly regarded tax practitioner who regularly advises both revenue authorities and taxpayers in a broad range of complex tax matters commonly involving issues of transfer pricing, International Tax Treaties, residency and foreign investment, capitals gains, the application of anti-avoidance provisions (Part IVA) and R&D.

Chris has particular expertise in the mining, infrastructure, banking, private equity and property development sectors, as well as commonly acting for HNW individuals.

Recent and current clients include New Corporation, Aqualand, First Sentier (formerly Colonial First State), liquidators of Lehman Bros (Australia), NSW Racing, liquidators of The Bell Group, and charitable organisations including The Salvation Army and YWCA,

Chris also regularly acts in commercial causes, in particular for London underwriters of financial lines products and insureds in professional negligence suits, and corporations law matters.

Chris is identified in all major independent client surveys as a leading tax adviser at the NSW Bar including Chambers Asia Pacific (“Band 1”), Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Doyle’s Guide (“Pre-eminent), International Tax Review.

Independent client surveys say:-

“Chris .. is an increasingly prominent senior junior at the tax Bar who is also accomplished in commercial and insurance law. ‘[He] is a standout in terms of engaging in current issues in the tax space, including ethics in tax’ ” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 .

“Chris .. is a sought after advocate, with experience appearing at all levels of the Australian court system” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019.

“Thought Leader” – Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Tax 2019

“Preeminent” – Doyle’s Guide 2018-2019

“Chris .. is considered an ‘excellent tax barrister’ by clients and wins praise for ‘fighting for his clients while providing objective advice’ ” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Class Actions
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • International Law
    • Mining resources and energy
    • Professional liability
    • Superannuation
    • Trade Practices
  • Common Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Class Actions
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Professional indemnity
    • Professional liability
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Merits review
    • Public law
  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Capital gains tax
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax
    • International tax
    • Land tax
    • Payroll tax
    • Stamp duty and other state taxes


Banks & Financial Services, Defence, Funds, Government, Healthcare, Industrials, Transport and Infrastructure, Primary Resources, Power & Utilities, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Agribusiness,

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