The following are some of the papers delivered at functions held by AILA.

The Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Italy and in Europe

Speaker: His Honour Judge Giacomo Oberto


“Anti-Avoidance Issues and International Transactions after Hart’s case”

Speakers:       Des Moloney (First Assistant Commissioner of Taxation)

(“ATO view”)

Nick Mavrakis (Tax Specialist – Clayton Utz)

(“Part IV – The dog bites”)


Robert Richter QC and Vincent Morfuni SC (Victorian Bar)

(“The Tax Adviser’s risk when advising or implementing advice”)


“Update on Legal Professional Privilege versus Government’s Demands for Documents”


Speakers:             Mr Vincent Morfuni SC (Victorian Bar)

(“Legal Professional Privilege and Government Rights to Access Information and Documents”)


Mr Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC (Victorian Bar)

(“Legal Professional Privilege and Third Party Communications”)


Mr Michael D’Ascenzo (Commissioner of Taxation)

(“The Regulator’s Perspective on the Legal Professional Privilege”)


“Criminal Law and the Tax Adviser”


Speakers:             Mr Vincent Morfuni SC (Victorian Bar)

(“Criminal Law Risks for the Tax Advisor”)

Mr Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC (Victorian Bar)

(“Giving Criminal Law Advice to the Tax Client”)

Lisa West (Senior Assistant Director Tax Branch Commonwealth DPP)

(“Search and Seizure Power of the Tax Commissioner”)

John Smith (Senior Tax Counsel ATO Melbourne)

(“Administrative Tax Penalties”)



“Promoters Penalty Provisions”

Speakers:             Justice Jennifer Davies

(“An overview of the provisions including an analysis of the key areas of risks and responsibilities”)

Stephanie Martin (Deputy Commissioner ATO)

(“Administrative Aspects”)

Dr Niv Tadmore (Partner Clayton Utz)

(“Evidence, assumption and instructions relied upon when providing tax advice – what is the tax adviser’s duty of inquiry under the promoter penalty provisions”)

Marco di Sebastiano & Mark Poole (Partners KMPG)



“Tax Law Total Overhaul: The Impact of the new Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”


Speaker:                John Burge (Member of the Tax Law Improvement Project Canberra)

(“The Tax Law Improvement Project: Helping you to give better taxation and other legal advice to your clients”)


Tony Pane (Senior partner and leading tax expert – Clayton Utz)

(“Legal observations concerning the transition from the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”)


Ken Spence (Senior partner Shaddick & Spence Chartered Accountants and Vice President of the Taxation Institute of Australia)

(“The Tax Law Improvement Projects Rewrite of the Capital Gains Tax Provisions”)



“Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Legislation: Pitfalls and Problems in Business Transactions”


Speakers:             Tony Pane            (Taxation Partner with Clayton Utz)

(“The Capital Gains Tax Consequences of Small Business Transactions)


John Brazzale (Tax Partner – Pitcher Partners Chartered Accountants)

(“Are Trusts Still an Appropriate Structuring Vehicle”)


Des Moloney (Chief Tax Counsel with ATO)

(“CGT Pitfalls and Problems in Small Business Transactions”)

“Advantages and Disadvantages in Estate Planning and Succession”


Speaker:                Michael Flynn (Victorian Bar) (Author of the book “Death and Taxes”)



“Testamentary Trust Wills – Critical Drafting Issues and Considerations”


Speaker:                Michael Flynn (Victorian Bar)



“Recent Developments in Medical Negligence: The High Court and Loss of a Chance”


Speaker:                Mr Vincent Morfuni SC (Victorian Bar)

“Cross Border Estate Planning: Juggling overseas assets and other international issues – a question of jurisdiction?”


Speaker:                Robert Gordon (Victorian Bar)





“Opinion evidence in victoria admissabiity and the overarching duties”


Speaker Nunzio Lucarelli QC of the victorian Bar;


“the attributes of a good lawyer and judge”

Speaker: Justice Kyrou of the supreme Court of Victoria


Speaker:   V A MORFUNI QC Victorian Bar;

Directors Duties

Speaker: Dr.Steven Stern Victorian Bar;

“THE Italian Contribution: diversity in the Law”

Speaker ; Chief Justice Maralyn warren of Victorian supreme court.