Julian Wan Special Counsel

Julian is a tax lawyer specialising in corporate and international taxation.

He advises listed, unlisted and multinational clients on the taxation implications of mergers/acquisitions, inbound and outbound investments and cross border transactions.  He also works with clients to assess and manage their existing tax risks, assisting with taxation audits, ruling requests and other engagements with revenue authorities.

His clients have included major global manufacturing groups, global information technology groups and global minerals and resources groups, as well as numerous Australian listed and unlisted companies.

Julian has extensive in-house corporate tax experience, having worked as part of the in-house tax teams for both an S&P/ASX 20 multinational resources company and a listed multinational FMCG company, working directly with the stakeholders in those businesses to manage their tax risks.



Major global manufacturing group

Advised on tax issues relating to an initial public offering and offshore listing of a minority stake in the Group’s Asia Pacific business.

Milbank on behalf of Lending Consortium

Advised on interest withholding tax issues on Senior and Bridge Facilities for EMR Capital’s acquisition of Kestrel coal mine from Rio Tinto.

Major global information technology group

Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a major global information technology group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office audit of the subsidiary’s Australian operations.

Major global manufacturing group

Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.

Career & qualifications


  • Masters of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), University of Melbourne


  • Tax Institute of Australia


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