Meena Hanna


Principal Solicitor & Founder of WKL


Our founding principal, Meena Hanna, is experienced in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, and tax controversy.

He has acted for directors of listed companies and responsible entities, insolvency practitioners, creditors, and financial institutions amongst others.

Meena has also acted for both the Commissioner of Taxation and private taxpayers in Part IVC tax proceedings and appellate tax matters, including litigation arising out of Project Wickenby.

  • Master of Laws, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Arts (Writing), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Best for Employer Nomination Scheme Visas – Australia, Acquisition International
  • Ross Waite Parsons Postgraduate Coursework Law Scholarship, The University of Sydney
  • Eric Dreikurs Scholarship in Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • TressCox Scholarship in Law, TressCox Lawyers
  • Executive Deans Merit List, University of Western Sydney
  • Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarship, University of Western Sydney and Blacktown City Council
  • ‘Robo-Judge: Common Law Theory and the Artificially Intelligent Judiciary’ (2019) 29 Journal of Judicial Administration 22
  • ‘Non-Competition Agreements and the Capital/Revenue Distinction: A Comparative Analysis’ (2019) 48 Australian Tax Review 139
  • Imposing Fiduciary Duties on Credit Rating Agencies Towards Investors (2018) 36 Company and Securities Law Journal 6
  • Timing is Everything: When Should a Security Be Valued for the Purpose of s 588FA(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (2017) 25 Insolvency Law Journal 73
  • The bankrupt broker: what happens to their commission? (2017) The Adviser Magazine

Meena has been involved in complex superior court litigations throughout various jurisdictions including:

  • Commissioner of Taxation v Messenger Press Proprietary Limited [2013] FCAFC 77
  • Oswal v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCA 745
  • Rawson Finances Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 26
  • Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (No 2) [2014] FCA 707
  • Blank v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 87
  • Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund III LP [2014] FCAFC 37
  • BCI Finances Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 898
  • Mourched and Commissioner of Taxation [2014] AATA 223
  • Re St Gregory’s Armenian School Inc [2015] NSWSC 1465
  • Sullivan v Trilogy Funds Management (No 2) [2017] FCAFC 153
  • Re City Pacific Limited [2017] NSWSC 784
  • VGDW v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] AATA 3745
  • Baserite Constructions Pty Ltd v Tanios [2020] NSWCATAP 77
  • Tanios v Baserite Constructions Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCATCD 85
  • KSPC Pty Ltd v Field Testing Laboratories Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of New South Wales, Black J, 2 November 2022)
  • Baserite Constructions Pty Ltd v Tanios [2022] NSWCATAP 347

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