Nayiri Apkarian

Admitted to the Bar 2016

Nayiri was called to the Bar in 2016.  She accepts briefs in all areas of commercial law, equity and taxation.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nayiri was a senior lawyer at Macquarie Bank where she advised the Banking and Financial Services, and Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Groups regarding domestic and foreign investments, acquisitions, divestments and financing arrangements.  In addition, Nayiri provided tax advice to Macquarie Group regarding internal restructures, cross-functional arrangements and investments (e.g. infrastructure projects).

Previously, Nayiri spent seven years as a professional adviser and lawyer within Deloitte and Ernst & Young’s International and Mergers & Acquisitions Tax teams where she advised on a number of high-profile M&A deals.  She also has extensive experience providing clients with comprehensive tax opinions.

Nayiri has experience with advising clients across various industries including private equity; infrastructure; banking; energy; mining; retail and professional services.

Nayiri’s legal skills are underpinned by strong commercial acumen and a client centric mentality.  She has a Masters in Law from the University of Sydney, in addition to holding Bachelors degrees in both Commerce (Finance and Accounting – Merit scholar) and Law from the University of New South Wales.

Nayiri is also a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.

Admissions and Appointments:

  • Called to the NSW Bar: 2016
  • Admitted as a Solicitor: 2007


  • Master of Laws, University of Sydney (2010)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales (2005)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting – Merit scholar), University of New South Wales (2002)

Nayiri Apkarian

Delivery Address: Level 6, 99 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

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