Dr Philip Bender

Bar Roll: 2009 Admitted: 2005
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Philip has a broad commercial practice, specialising in taxation and superannuation, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporations and securities, property, professional negligence, and administrative law.

He has extensive experience in advising on taxation and superannuation issues for deceased estates, not-for-profits, small businesses and large organisations, including cross-border transactions and other international tax issues.  Philip has appeared in the AAT, as well as the County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court, and the VCAT and is also a nationally accredited mediator.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip worked at KPMG in taxation and superannuation.  He was also a visiting scholar at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law where he worked with the UNCITRAL Model Law on cross-border insolvency and international arbitration in 2008.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Banking & FinanceCommercialConstitutional LawCorporationsCustomsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyJudicial ReviewMaritimeMediationMerits ReviewProfessional NegligencePropertyPublic International LawSuperannuationTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer ProtectionWills And Probate

QUALIFICATIONS:

BCom, LLB (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Leg Prac, CPA

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 2005 – present
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Administrative Law Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Competition and Consumer Law Committee, 2014 – present
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Not-for-profit and Charities Committee, 2014 – present
Member of the Melbourne CBD Insolvency Discussion Group, 2015 – 2017
Represented the Law Institute in consultations on proposed changes to the Competition and Consumer Law Act in 2016 and 2017

Dr Philip Bender

Bar Roll: 2009 Admitted: 2005
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Profile

Philip has a broad commercial practice, specialising in taxation and superannuation, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporations and securities, property, professional negligence, and administrative law.

He has extensive experience in advising on taxation and superannuation issues for deceased estates, not-for-profits, small businesses and large organisations, including cross-border transactions and other international tax issues.  Philip has appeared in the AAT, as well as the County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court, and the VCAT and is also a nationally accredited mediator.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip worked at KPMG in taxation and superannuation.  He was also a visiting scholar at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law where he worked with the UNCITRAL Model Law on cross-border insolvency and international arbitration in 2008.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Banking & FinanceCommercialConstitutional LawCorporationsCustomsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyJudicial ReviewMaritimeMediationMerits ReviewProfessional NegligencePropertyPublic International LawSuperannuationTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer ProtectionWills And Probate

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BCom, LLB (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Leg Prac, CPA

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 2005 – present
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Administrative Law Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Competition and Consumer Law Committee, 2014 – present
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Not-for-profit and Charities Committee, 2014 – present
Member of the Melbourne CBD Insolvency Discussion Group, 2015 – 2017
Represented the Law Institute in consultations on proposed changes to the Competition and Consumer Law Act in 2016 and 2017