Sylvia Villios

Dr Sylvia Villios

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Sylvia Villios is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Sylvia researches and teaches in taxation law, particularly focusing on questions about the operation of the Australian tax system, taxation policy, corporate taxation and the role, powers and accountability of the Commissioner of Taxation.

She heads the taxation sub-group of the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation (ROCIT) research unit which is based at the University of Adelaide. She is an editorial panel member of the Australian Tax Law Bulletin, Lexis Nexis. She is currently undertaking her PhD titled 'A Framework for Corporate Insolvency Taxation: The Crossroads of the Theoretical Perspectives in Taxation Law and Insolvency Law' at the University of Adelaide.

Her background in taxation and commercial law extends beyond academia and includes experience in legal practice. Prior to her appointment as a lecturer, Sylvia was engaged in legal practice for 6 years at two of Adelaide's leading law firms, specialising in advising clients on taxation, trust law, superannuation and general corporate and commercial matters.

Tax law, tax policy, corporate taxation and and the role, powers and accountability of the Commissioner of Taxation.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2008 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2010 Associate Lynch Meyer Lawyers
    2003 - 2006 Solicitor Minter Ellison Lawyers SA/NT
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2011 Award Winner of the Best Presenter Award
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2005 Law Society of South Australia Australia GDLP
    2001 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia B Com. (Accounting)
    2001 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia LL.B (with Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2009 - 2012 M. Tax University of New South Wales Australia
    2005 - 2005 GDLP Law Society of South Australia Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2005 CTA Taxation Institute of Australia
    2005 Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Research Interests

Sylvia teaches taxation law at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is currently the Course Coordinator of Income Tax Law course (LLB), Income Tax Law M course, Income Tax III course and one of the course coordinators of the Succession Law course.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member South Australian State Council Taxation Institute of Australia Australia
    2018 - ongoing Board Member National Superannuation Technical Committee Taxation Institute of Australia Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member Technical committee Taxation Institute of Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2005 - ongoing Member Law Society of South Australia Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member Taxation Institute of Australia Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member National Institute of Accountants Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2015 - ongoing University of Adelaide Law School Legislative and political Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Editor Adelaide Law Review Australia
    2014 - ongoing Editor Australian Tax Law Bulletin, Lexis Nexis Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Head of the taxation sub-group of the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation (ROCIT) research unit University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137223
  • Email: sylvia.villios@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 4
  • Room: 4 15
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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