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Chris Ardagna

Chris Ardagna

Partner , Sydney

Chris advises on a broad range of tax issues to the property and IT industry including tax efficient structuring for investing in and out of Australia, corporate reorganisation strategies and cross-border employment issues. As a qualified lawyer, Chris takes complex tax laws and applies them to a client’s unique circumstances, resulting in a tailored and commercial solution.

Working closely with the property and IT industry, Chris’ expertise in cross-border issues allows him to quickly understand a client’s needs, providing solutions in a commercial and efficient way.

Chris’ problem-solving skills and practical approach, combined with his tax knowledge, enables him to resolve critical tax issues and broader business strategy issues. His ability to assess risk, advise clients of the pros and cons of a course of action, and help them execute within a risk minimisation framework is valued among clients.

He has considerable experience dealing with disputes with the revenue authorities, including managing reviews and audits, seeking private rulings, objecting to assessments, appealing objection decisions and settling disputes with the revenue authorities.

Chris started at Pitcher Partners in 2005. After becoming a partner in 2007, he left the firm to become a lawyer, practising tax law first with Schurgott Noolan Ardagna Lawyers and then Brown Wright Stein Lawyers. He re-joined the firm as a partner in 2018.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute
  • Affiliate of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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