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
- Banking & Finance
- Class Actions
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Professional Negligence
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Freedom of Information
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Catherine has acted for both taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation in the High Court and Federal Court in the following cases:
Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Thomas  HCA 31 (led by Justin Gleeson SC and Philip Looney KC)
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)
HK Realway Pty Ltd v Thomson Geer Pty Ltd (led by Tim North KC)
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