Rachel Law

Senior Associate

Qualifications: BComm, LLB (Hons), CTA


Rachel is a tax lawyer specialising in direct taxes and tax disputes. Rachel’s areas of experience include advising on a variety of domestic and international tax laws. Specifically, her experience includes dealing with the tax issues associated with cross-border transactions, tax consolidation, capital gains tax, income tax, managed investments funds and employment tax.

Rachel also has experience with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, structuring, tax advice and tax disputes.


  • Assisting a large foreign retail company with the tax due diligence of a potential acquisition. This involved considering various issues such as income tax, international tax, employment tax, transfer pricing and tax consolidation.
  • Advising a large public company in relation to a royalty withholding tax dispute with the ATO through the early engagement process.
  • Assisting on a tax risk review regarding a dispute about the capital / revenue distinction involving approximately $100 million of tax payable.

Latest thinking

Thinking | 15 Nov 2019

Talking Tax - Issue 178

This week, we look at the NSW land tax amnesty (ending 31 January 2020) and a new taxpayer alert regarding the ATO’s concerns with arrangements that allow trusts to avoid tax on large capital gains through the rollover relief. We also consider a recent case where the Federal Court has disqualified a registered liquidator for 10 years as a result of being systemically negligent in his responsibilities over an extended period of time and across a large number of companies.