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.
Alain 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 commercial experience extends to a wide range of areas including building and construction, commercial leasing, corporate, equity and trusts, insurance, maritime, mining, negligence, professional liability and property. He has also appeared in coronial inquests, defamation and 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 international tax treaty issues, fraud and evasion opinions, fuel tax, GST, judicial review (s 39B), penalties, R & D offsets, residency, small business relief, superannuation and trusts. He is a fellow of the Tax Institute (FTI).
Alain is listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia™ 2021 ed. for litigation.
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, a former president of the Law Society of Western Australia and director of the Law Council of Australia.