Catherine Pierce Portrait

Catherine Pierce

Bar roll 2011 Admitted 2004
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Catherine Pierce practises principally in taxation and commercial law

Catherine practices in taxation, commercial and public law. Catherine has also appeared in both international and domestic commercial arbitration.

Before joining the Bar, Catherine worked as a solicitor at Walkers Hong Kong and on secondment to King & Wood, where she advised in respect of international financial instruments and corporate and financial restructuring.

Catherine also previously worked as a interpreter in the French and Mandarin Chinese languages.

Catherine has been recognised in the Victorian Junior Counsel rankings of “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” for her expertise in tax law.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Chancery Chambers
Level 25

200 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Taxation
Tort Law
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Freedom of Information
  • Taxation



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia




Recent Cases

Ongoing Federal Tax Matters

Advising multinational companies in relation to the application of anti-avoidance and transfer pricing provisions to certain debt instruments and currency swaps.

PepsiCo, Inc. v Commissioner of Taxation (diverted profits tax) (led by Eugene Wheelahan KC)

Stokely-Van Camp, Inc. v Commissioner of Taxation (diverted profits tax) (led by Eugene Wheelahan KC)

Commissioner of Taxation ats Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (petroleum resource rent tax) (led by Stephen Sharpley KC)

Ongoing commercial cases

HK Realway Pty Ltd v Thomson Geer Pty Ltd (led by Tim North KC)

Royal Commissions

Catherine appeared as counsel for the Australian Federal Police in the Royal Commission on the Management of Confidential Informants.


Member of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers

Victorian Bar - News Editorial Committee

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association