Professor Julie Ann Cassidy

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1987, University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy 1993, Bond University

Biography

Julie Cassidy is Professor of Law and Taxation in the Department of Commercial Law. She is Deputy Head of Department and Director of Research.

Previously, Julie was a Law Professor at AUT, an Associate-Professor in the School of Law at Deakin University. She was a foundation staff member at Bond University (1989-1992) and a member of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Law, University of Adelaide (1987-1989). During her time at Deakin University she held many senior roles including Co-convenor of the ‘Law and Justice – International Perspectives’ Research Cluster, Director of Research, Associate Head of School (Research), Teaching Excellence Co-ordinator and Fellow of Deakin University’s Teaching Leaders’ Forum.

Julie has been teaching law since 1987 and has pioneered the teaching of practical legal skills through experiential learning.

Law career

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1987, University of Adelaide
Honours Thesis: The Conquered Continent   
Doctor of Philosophy 1993, Bond University
Doctorate Thesis: Customary International Law's Protection of Aboriginal Title in Post-Colonial Nations   

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Barrister of the High Court of Australia

Research | Current

Professor Cassidy is currently working on issues relating to the regulation of cryptocurrencies. She is also researching in the area of GST anti-avoidance measures. Another area in which she is actively researching is the courts approaches to the reception of international law, particularly human rights norms, in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Selected publications and conference presentations

Cassidy, J. and Joseph, R., “’Frankenstein Incorporated’ v Social Citizen. Learning from Maori Tikanga in framing New Zealand Corporate Governance Principles” in Benton, R. (ed), Maori Governance, Thomson Reuters, 2019 (forthcoming)

Cassidy, J., Cheng, A., Le, T., and Huang, E., “A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies” submitted to eJournal of Tax Research

Cassidy, J. (ed), Josling, M., Liu, B. and Toy, A., Guidebook to New Zealand Companies and Securities Law (Edition 9, Wolters Kluwer, 2018)

Cassidy, J. and Hicks, D., “Anti-avoidance Measures of general nature and scope – GAAR and other rules” (New Zealand Report) International Fiscal Association 2018 Seoul Congress (103) Cahiers (2018)

Cassidy, J., “GAAR (anti-avoidance) v GAAR (anti-abuse)” New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (forthcoming)

Cassidy, J., “The International Tax Implications of New Zealand Taxation of Real Property Owned by Non-residents (Offshore-Persons)” (2017) New Zealand Law Review Review 235

Cassidy, J. “The New Zealand Taxation of Real Property Owned by Non-residents” Taxing non-residents: A global response to BEPS conference, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 15 July 2016

Cassidy, J., “Tax Law” in Russell, R., and Barber, M. (eds), The Supreme Court of New Zealand 2004-2013, Thomson Reuters, 2015

Cassidy, J. and Cheng, A. “Individual Income Tax Reform” 2015 International Conference of Chinese Tax and Policy, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 12 December 2015

Cassidy, J., “Wake up New Zealand: Directors’ Duties Reform Responses to the GFC” (2014) 20(3) NZBLQ 181 (18 pages)

Cassidy, J. 2013, Corporations Law: Text, Materials and Essential Cases, (4th ed) Federation Press, Sydney (438 pages)

Teaching | Current

Taxation (COMLAW 301)

Business Structures for Enterprise (COMLAW 304)

Company Law (COMLAW 203)

Advanced Taxation (COMLAW 311)

Tax Base (COMLAW 740)

Tax Avoidance (COMLAW 749)

Tax Administration (LAWCOM 786)

Postgraduate supervision

Main supervisor of doctorate thesis of Chidozie George Chukwudumogu “The regulation of tax competition: A shift from counteracting ‘harmful tax competition’”
(Intended submission date October 2019)

 

Main supervisor of doctorate thesis of Nadia Dabee “Achieving a Paradigm Shift in Workplace Health and Safety Norms in New Zealand through Legislative and Regulatory Designs”

(Intended submission date October 2019)
 

Main supervisor of doctorate thesis of John Tretola “Towards a ‘ Gold Standard’ of a General Anti-Avoidance Rule Examined by Reference to a Range of Countries and what is Australia’s Position Given its Current General Anti-Avoidance Rule”
(Intended submission date late 2019)
Institution: La Trobe University

 

Main supervisor of doctorate thesis of Krishan Rajnay Tikaram “The effect of surveillance on Rights/Human Rights of Privacy: Can Surveillance and its Interconnections with Privacy lead to Human Flourishing?”

(Just completed provisional year review)

 

Co-supervisor of doctorate thesis of Alison Pavlovich “What should New Zealand’s income tax settings be on inbound investors?”

(Just completed provisional year review)

                                                                                                                                                           

Main supervisor of doctorate thesis of Zolzaya Battsogt “Intangible assets in transfer pricing” (to be changed to “Developing an optimal framework for the taxing of intangible asset transfers by multi-national corporations”
(Recently enrolled)

Responsibilities

Deputy Head of Department

Director of Research

Areas of expertise

Anti-tax avoidance

Capital gains tax

Directors' duties

Indigenous rights

Human rights

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Department of Commercial Law

Director of Research, Research Committee (2016-2019)

Postgraduate Committee (2016)

Deputy Director of MTax (2016-2019)

 

Faculty

Research Committee (2016 and 2018-2019)

Faculty Staffing Committee (2016-2017)

Faculty Board (2016-2019)

 

University

Senate (2016- 2019)

Co-director, NZ Centre for Law and Business (2016- 2019)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Cassidy, J. A. (2019). Client View - e-simulation. University of Auckland Faculty of Law, Auckland, New Zealand. 21 May - 21 May 2019.
  • Cassidy, J. A., & Cheng, M. H. (2019). A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies. Paper presented at The University of Auckland Business School, Department of Commercial Law Seminars, Room 040b, Level 0, Sir Owen G Glenn Building, The University of Auckland Bsiness School. 8 February - 8 February 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47825
  • Cassidy, J. A., & Cheng, A. (2019). A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies. Paper presented at CLTA Conference: Possible Future for the Company and for Corporate Law, The University of Auckland Faculty of Law, Auckland, New Zealand. 3 February - 5 February 2019.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47824
  • Cassidy, J. A., & Cheng, M. H. (2019). A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies. Paper presented at The 31st Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association Conference 2019, Curtin University, Perth WA, Australia. 16 January - 18 January 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47743
  • Cassidy, J. A. (2019). Common Law Tax Avoidance Arrangements v Civil Law Tax Abuse. Paper presented at The 31st Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association Conference 2019, Curtin University, Perth WA, Australia. 16 January - 18 January 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47830
  • Cassidy, J., & Cheng, M. H. A. (2018). A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies. Paper presented at 1st Asia Conference on Business and Economic Studies, Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam. 8 September - 9 September 2018. Related URL.
  • Cassidy, J. (2018). ‘Frankenstein Incorporated’ v Social Citizen: The role of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability in New Zealand corporate governance. Paper presented at Corporate Law Teachers' Association Annual Conference 2018, Melbourne, Australia. 11 February - 13 February 2018. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45376
  • Cassidy, J. A. (2018). Tax Disputes: Sharing the Burden of the Resolution Between the Taxpayers and Tax Office: An Evaluation of the NZ Regime and Lessons for Reform for Australia. Paper presented at 30th Annual Australian Tax Teachers' Associations Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. 19 January - 19 January 2018. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

SIR OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 6, Room 682
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand