Marina is a specialist tax lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising Australian and international corporate and government entities, and family groups, on income tax, state taxes, including stamp duty and GST in relation to transactions and arrangements.
Marina’s broad tax advisory services span mergers, de-mergers, acquisitions, divestments, corporate restructures, IPOs, capital gains tax, taxation of trusts, property transactions, securitisations, managed investments, contractual issues, taxation of intellectual property, financial services taxation, employee share plans, employment taxation, stamp duty and other State taxes. Marina’s advisory services typically involve structuring advice, due diligence and legal drafting, and refinancing and debt and equity issues.
Marina is a market leader in the area of taxation issues relating to technology, intellectual property and other intangible assets. She applies her experience in technology and specialist knowledge of intellectual property law, to assist clients to correctly apply the taxation laws to these assets.
Marina also provides tax risk management services, manages ATO and Revenue Office reviews and audits, and represents clients in tax and stamp duty related appeals in both the Tribunals and the Courts. Marina has represented clients in the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and State Tribunals in both income tax and stamp duty disputes.
Marina has significant industry expertise in the energy and resources, property, infrastructure, health, franchising, retail, financial services, agribusiness, technology and start-ups, media and telecommunications, gaming, automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and logistics sectors
- Led the team on Primary Health Care Limited v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 419
- Part of the team on SPI PowerNet Pty Ltd v FCT  FCA 261.
- Recently acted for large listed companies in the insurance, retail, telecommunications and resources industries in relation to their acquisitions and intangible assets.