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Stephen Rostankovski

Senior Associate
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Mr. Rostankovski's practice covers both Australian and international tax issues with an emphasis on cross border corporate tax. His experience includes advising corporates and high net worth individuals on complex tax matters and assisting with tax audits, as well as disputes and litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court of Australia.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rostankovski was a lawyer at a specialist tax and commercial law firm and was a tax consultant at a big 4 accounting firm.

  • Advising corporates, large private family groups and high net worth individuals on Australian domestic and international tax issues. 
  • Preparing private ruling applications to the ATO and liaising with and responding to ATO requests for further information. 
  • Advising clients in the Federal Court of Australia and Full Federal Court of Australia in relation to applications for judicial review of decisions by the Commissioner of Taxation. 
  • Advising high net worth individuals and corporates in relation to Australian Tax Office (ATO) disputes and investigations. 
  • Assisting clients with ATO audits, compliance reviews and risk reviews. 
  • Assisting clients with gathering information and responding to questionnaires, informal and formal ATO requests for information, including making claims for legal professional privilege and the Accountants Concession. 
  • Dealing with ATO forensic and IT staff in relation to the ATO's exercise of access powers. 
  • Seconded to an investment bank to supplement their inhouse tax controversy team.