Alex Evans is a lecturer in Taxation Law in the School of Taxation and Business Law. Alex holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Master of Laws (specialising in income tax) and a PhD from Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney. Alex’s doctoral thesis “What is a conceptually possible flow through design for an alternative vehicle in the private context in domestic income tax legislation? With an applied case study on the Australian business trust” was awarded a PhD in 2016. Alex was admitted as a Solicitor in the State of New South Wales in 2005 (but does not hold a current practising certificate).
Before joining UNSW Business School in 2014, Alex taught at Sydney Law School and Sydney Business School, primarily Remedies and Contracts for undergraduates, and worked as a research assistant to several of the tax academics at the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate & Tax Law at Sydney Law School. Before academia, Alex practised as a tax lawyer for over four years with Ashurst (then Blake Dawson) in Sydney. Her work in practice primarily focused on the tax implications of M&A transactions, international tax, advisory work in relation to business structures and stamp duty.
Alex has a keen interest in US income tax law. During her doctoral studies, Alex attended Harvard Law School in Spring 2013 through Sydney Law School’s Harvard Law Exchange to research for her thesis. She also audited Professor Alvin C Warren’s Introductory US Tax and Taxation of Business Corporations courses. Alex is also interested in tax policy. In July 2016, Alex attended Antonin Scalia Law School’s 32nd Economics Institute for Law Professors. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Law School at The University of Washington, Seattle, USA.