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Irina Tan

Irina Tan

Partner, Melbourne

Irina specialises in state taxes, including duty and land tax. Throughout her career, she has provided comprehensive and practical multi-jurisdictional advice on the consequences and opportunities across several sectors in relation to a broad range of matters. These matters include business and asset acquisitions, corporate group restructures, strategic structuring of transactions and projects to achieve efficiencies, land rich, landholder and trust acquisition duties, foreign duty and land tax surcharges, Windfall Gains Tax and state tax exemptions and concessions. 

Clients value Irina’s technical skills, keen eye for detail and ability to work through highly complex property and business structuring issues in a logical manner, producing commercially favourable outcomes. She also represents clients in matters with the relevant revenue authorities, including for the purposes of private ruling and exemption applications, voluntary disclosures and negotiations. 

A member of the Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee and a member of the Property Council of Australia’s New South Wales Tax Committee, Irina specialises in advising clients within the property industry. She capitalises on this expertise to drive solutions and achieve effective tax outcomes for clients even in the most complex of circumstances. 

Irina makes business personal for clients by using her expertise to help deconstruct what can often be highly technical and complex matters, always offering to talk through any questions or concerns they have. She tailors her approach based on the client’s needs and preferences and provides solutions that maximise value and reduce risk for the client.  

Irina joined the Pitcher Partners Melbourne firm in 2017 and became a partner in 2022. 

Qualifications and memberships 

  • Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours) (University of Melbourne) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance) (University of Melbourne) 
  • Australian Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia 
  • Member of the Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee 
  • Member of the Property Council of Australia’s New South Wales Tax Committee

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