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Adrian Varrasso

Adrian Varrasso



  • Automotive
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Employment Taxation
  • Financial Services Taxation

WSG Practice Industries




Adrian is a tax specialist with extensive experience in commercial transactions and arrangements. His impressive advisory experience includes many of MinterEllison's notable corporate transactions.

Adrian's broad tax advisory services spans corporate income tax, employment taxation, financial services tax, trust taxation, partnership taxation, tax controversy, and tax due diligence. In particular, Adrian specialises in tax structuring advice, due diligence and legal drafting for mergers, acquisitions, demergers, divestments, corporate restructures, refinancing and debt and equity issues. Adrian also advises a wide range of Australian and international clients on inbound and outbound investment and in relation to various taxation administration and compliance issues.

Adrian has significant industry expertise in the energy and resources, infrastructure, financial services, technology, media and telecommunications, automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and logistics sectors. His long standing clients include Degrâ??mont SA, Snowy Mountain Engineering Company, 7-Eleven, Ferrier Hodgson, Hertz, Mineral Deposits Limited, Dental Corporation and Domaine Chandon.

Adrian is a published author and regular presenter on income tax law.

Adrian is the National Chair and Victorian Chair of the Law Council of Australia's Taxation Committee and also a member of the National Tax Liaison Group.

Adrian Varrasso is noted for being "user friendly" and having "excellent technical abilities" (Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2013))


LLB (Hons), BComm
Areas of Practice

Automotive | Corporate Income Tax | Employment Taxation | Financial Services Taxation | Government | Infrastructure | Tax | Tax Controversy | Tax Due Diligence | Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Trust Taxation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Admitted as a barrister & solicitor in Victoria
  • Law Institute of Victoria, Member
  • Taxation Institute, Associate
  • Law Council of Australia, Member
  • Law Council of Australia's Tax Committee, 2013 Victorian Chairman
  • Law Council of Australia's National Tax Liaison Group (NTLG), Member

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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