Chris Davis

Principal  |  Commercial

(07) 3014 6530

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Chris is passionate about his work and dedicated to delivering positive outcomes to his clients through his direct and determined methods of practice.

Chris is a Principal of the firm's Commercial team with 20 years of experience in the legal sphere. He is one of five Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in taxation law and is a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute. He has worked for Ernst & Young Tax within their International and Media Group and later for Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), as a member of the firm’s corporate advisory group. Since that time, he has also worked for two years in the London office of SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons), specialising in taxation matters affecting private equity funds and property funds.

His key focus is on transactions; he is a valued advisor in their understanding and characterisation. Once the intent of a transaction is understood, applying the law becomes more certain for the client and consistent with the commercial drivers.

Chris regularly seeks out opportunities to assist not-for-profit entities or non-governmental organisations as his way of giving back.



Bachelor Of Commerce, Australian National University
Bachelor Of Laws, Australian National University
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Australia

Community Involvement

Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute
Member, Queensland Law Society

Chris davis' experience

Chris’s work in the firm’s Commercial team sees him advising clients on tax effective asset and investment holding structures as well as providing advice and structures to minimise federal and state taxes such as income tax, payroll tax and land tax. He assists clients with planning and implementation of mergers and acquisitions and manages the risks of the ever-changing landscape of employee share schemes from the perspective of both employer and employee. Chris is often required to assist clients on contentious matters and advise on tax risk and tax risk management. He aims to settle matters in their earliest stages but will assist clients in appeals and settlements with revenue authorities when necessary.



June 16, 2022

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(07) 3014 6530