Elissa Romanin
I specialise in providing tax structuring, tax due diligence, contract drafting and general income tax advice. Many of the matters I work on involve corporate income tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, divestments and capital reorganisations.
  • +61 3 8608 2385
  • +61 400 035 606

In addition to large corporates, my clients include high net wealth individuals and privately owned groups in Australia and abroad. I work with these clients to help structure their wealth ownership in a way that tax-effectively achieves their succession planning and asset protection objectives.

I have obtained a number of favourable formal rulings from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), including in relation to large-scale corporate transactions.

Career highlights

  • 7-Eleven – worked on the acquisition of Mobil Australia’s fuel retail network
  • Millennium Services Group – assisted with its internal restructure and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange
  • Gloucester Coal – advised on the tax issues associated with its $8 billion merger with Yancoal Australia, which included returns of capital, payment of dividends, capital gains tax rollovers, issuing certain classes of securities, and negotiations with the ATO
  • Davies Collison Cave and FPA Patent Attorneys – provided tax advice in the context of restructuring those firms
  • QANTM Intellectual Property Limited – assisted with the initial public offering process
  • Federation Centres – provided guidance in relation to its merger with Novion Property Group
  • Private client groups – acted in relation to their broader group structure, in the context of governance and succession planning
  • Acted in the role of Young Lawyer Programme Officer for the International Bar Association Taxes Committee since 2017
  • Held several speaking roles at International Bar Association Annual Conferences, in addition to other speaking engagements