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Michael Cosgrove

Master of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Economics



Michael primarily practises in taxation law, particularly federal taxation law.

Michael’s clients include multinationals and other corporates, as well as the Commissioner of Taxation.

Michael has experience in relation to a wide range of federal income tax issues, examples of which include international tax (including transfer pricing, transferor trusts and controlled foreign companies), indirect tax (including goods and services tax and fuel tax), dividends and share premium or capital (including account tainting), the taxation of trusts, the debt and equity distinction, as well as the application of anti-avoidance provisions (including Part IVA). Michael has an extensive advice practice, and accepts briefs at all stages of a dispute, and prior to a dispute or engagement, with the Australian Taxation Office.

Michael is listed in the Doyle’s Guide, “Leading Tax Barristers – New South Wales”, for 2018 and 2019.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Capital gains tax
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax
    • International tax


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

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