Andrew O’Bryan

Partner

Qualifications: LLB, BCom

Practices

Andrew provides advice on the application of a wide range of taxation. He has substantial knowledge of taxation and commercial practice and advises his clients on income tax, capital gains tax, tax audits and reviews, fringe benefits tax, business structuring and transactions, liquidations and reconstructions, superannuation, retirement planning, business succession, estate planning, and philanthropy.

Andrew advises accounting and legal firms on their clients’ affairs. He also draws clients from industry, commerce and high-net-worth private family groups. One of his main interests is advising private business owners on the transition of management and control of family businesses to the next generation.

Andrew has been recognised in the The Best Lawyers in Australia in Tax Law every year since 2014 and is a leading tax lawyer in Victoria in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

He is a regular presenter for CPA Australia, The Tax Institute and the Television Education Network. He is also a contributor to The Tax Institute’s journal, ‘Taxation in Australia’, CPA Australia’s ‘In the Black’ magazine and Thomson Reuters’ Weekly Tax Bulletin.

Andrew is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Chairman of its Taxation Centre of Excellence. As a member of the Taxation Centre of Excellence, Andrew represents CPA Australia on a variety of consultative groups.

Andrew is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute.

Andrew is on a trustee of Planet Wheeler Foundation and the George & Mary Shepherd Foundation.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2014 - 2021
Partner – Tax Law

Latest thinking

Tax and superannuation | 3 Jul 2020

Talking Tax - Issue 186

In this issue of talking tax we look at Division 7A relief, recent tax law amendments that relate to NSW duties and land tax, the cash flow boost, instant asset write off and testamentary trusts. We also look at a recent tribunal decision regarding the treatment of bitcoin as ‘foreign currency’, and a case that demonstrates the difficulties involved in attempting to claim a deduction for occupancy expenses.