Alain Musikanth SC
Alain Musikanth is a commercial and tax silk who has spent most of his over 25-year career practising at the independent bar.
He appears regularly at first instance and appellate level before Commonwealth and State courts and tribunals, has sat as sole arbitrator, both in Australia and abroad, and as mediator.
Alain’s experience in commercial matters is broad ranging, extending to areas including building and construction, commercial leasing, corporate (including continuous disclosure, corporate governance, directors’ duties and Market Integrity Rules), equity and trusts, insurance, maritime, mining, negligence, professional liability and property. He has also appeared in coronial inquests, employment matters and regulatory proceedings.
In the tax jurisdiction, Alain is frequently instructed in Part IVC and other contentious proceedings which have involved areas including CGT, deductions, demerger rollover relief, director penalties, foreign tax offset and tax treaty issues, fraud and evasion opinions, fuel tax, GST, judicial review (s 39B), penalties, residency, small business relief, superannuation and trusts. He is a fellow of the Tax Institute (FTI).
Before joining the WA Bar in early 2007, Alain was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Prior to joining Corrs in 2001, he practised as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa for seven years.
Alain is an adjunct associate professor within the University of Western Australia Law School. He is a former president of the Law Society of Western Australia and director of the Law Council of Australia.