Barrister at Law

David Graham Russell, AM, RFD, QC is an Australian barrister who specialises in international tax law. He currently practises in Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi, Sydney and Brisbane.

About David

David commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant),, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986.

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Membership

David Russell is a member of Outer Temple Chambers (London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New York), Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers (Sydney) and Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers (Brisbane). David is also the co-editor of the Oxford University Press Journal Trusts & Trustees, and has served as Chairman of the DIFC Wealth Management Working Group.

Trusts & Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Chair, STEP Australia 20
Director
2017-2019
World Wide Deputy Chair
2018-2019

Tax Professional Associations

President, Taxation Institute Australia 1993-1995
President, Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association
1996-2000
Adviser, Global Tax advisers’ Platform 2018 –

The University of Sydney

Lecturer
Master of Taxation Course
2008-2011

International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

Member 2011 –
Council Member 2020 –

The University of Queensland

Lecturer, Master of Business Administration Course
1985-1988

Griffith University

Advisory Board Member, Board Member
1996 – 2006
Recognition

“Having received numerous accolades, David was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to taxation law and legal education and gained international recognition by being awarded the Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon for services to Australia-Japan relations.”

Get in Touch by Email

Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Level 15, The Gate Building, East Wing
Dubai International Financial Centre

+971 4 401 9583

London

UNITED KINGDOM
The Outer Temple 222 Strand, LondonWC2R 1BA
+44 20 7353 6381

Sydney

AUSTRALIA
Ground Floor, 180 Phillip Street, 
NSW 2000 
+61 2 9230 3247

Abu Dhabi

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
24th Floor, Al Sila Tower 
Abu Dhabi Global Market Square
Al Maryah Island
+971 2 694 8596