Dr Philip Bender is a barrister practising in commercial law, property law (including intellectual property and the personal property securities regime) taxation and superannuation, insolvency, administrative law, and trusts/deceased estates. He regularly appears in Federal and State Courts, the AAT and VCAT. He has also appeared in the High Court of Australia. For a selection of Philip's recent cases, advisory matters, publications and presentations, click here.

Philip appears regularly both for and against the Commissioner of Taxation in taxation, and tax debt recovery, including director penalty notices.

He has also been involved in litigation and provided advice in various other legal areas including: equity/trusts, commercial disputes, taxation and superannuation, intellectual property, trusts and deceased estates (including TFM), personal property securities, property and consumer credit law, not for profit law, bankruptcy & insolvency, and corporations matters.

Before practising as a barrister, Philip worked in taxation and superannuation during which time he worked for some of Australia's largest organisations, as well as for smaller businesses and private equity firms. He has extensive experience in the financial services and insurance industries (including superannuation and managed funds), as well as variety of other industries including charities, property, tourism & leisure, manufacturing, mining and healthcare. He has also worked on many cross-border transactions in the Asian region, the US and Europe.

Philip gained experience working in maritime law in 2007 at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He also spent time as a visiting scholar in 2008 at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 2008 working in international trade law, cross-border insolvency law and international arbitration. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation