Professor Lee Burns

  • Professor Lee Burns

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)


Lee Burns is Honorary Professor, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney. Lee specialises in international and comparative tax law. Lee was a contributor to the leading comparative tax work, Tax Law Design and Drafting. Lee has authored many papers and articles on international tax and has advised the Australian Treasury and the Board of Taxation on the reform of Australia's controlled foreign company regimes. Since 1991, Lee has provided assistance on the design and drafting of tax laws under the technical assistance program of International Monetary Fund to over 30 countries, including in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. This work has involved providing assistance in the design and drafting of income tax, VAT, excise and tax administration laws. In recent years, Lee's development work has focused particularly on the design of fiscal regimes for extractive industries.