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David Russell KC
+971 4 401 9583
+971 56 950 1948
David Russell AM RFD KC
Level 15, The Gate Building, East Wing, Dubai International Financial Centre
David Russell AM RFD QC
Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers, 180 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
Tel: +61 (0)2 9230 3222
Fax: +61 (0)7 3232 8245
Russell KC
Barrister, David Russell AM RFD KC, Dubai, UAE, London UK and Sydney, Australia
    International and Australian tax, foreign investment into Australia, international acquisitions, tax treaties, estate planning, transfer pricing, tax disputes. 40 years' experience in international and Australian taxation.
Professional Highlights
  • Admitted to practice in Australia, England and Wales, the Dubai IFC Courts, New York (Legal Consultant), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Singapore International Commercial Court
  • Queen's Counsel since 1986
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Queensland 2001-2008
  • President, Taxation Institute of Australia 1993-5
  • President, Asia Oceania Tax Consultants' Association 1996-2000
  • Chairman, STEP Australia 2012-2014, Chairman STEP International Client Special Interest Group and Director of STEP
  • Co-Chair, UAE Chapter, New York State Bar Association International Section
  • Honorary Member, Taxation Institute of Hong Kong
  • Listed in Taxation Section, Best Lawyers and Australian Financial Review ratings of Australian Legal Practitioners 2008 and subsequent years
  • Member of the Order of Australia for, inter alia 'services to taxation law and legal education' 2012
  • The Tax Institute (Australia) Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year 2014
  • Chair of the DIFC Wealth Management Review Working Group
  • Co-editor, Trusts & Trustees (Oxford University Press)
  • The Tax Institute (formerly Taxation Institute of Australia)
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • International Tax Specialist Group
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK)
  • Revenue Bar Association
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