When operating a business you need to be across the multitude of tax legislation and understand how these apply to your circumstances. Plus, with the aggressive investigation and litigation by the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD), which has been successful in a number of major court cases, you should be aware of how tax rules apply to your operation.

With multiple independent accolades, our national tax team can provide you with independent and cost effective innovative tax structuring advice, advisory services and representation for tax disputes.

We can help you with the full spectrum of tax laws, including income tax, international tax, transfer pricing, fringe benefit tax (FBT) and goods and service tax (GST). And because the tax team works as an integrated part of our corporate and banking and financial services teams, you’ll receive the best legal and commercial advice considering all the tax implications for different options.

Our tax team works with our M&A team advising on a large number of New Zealand’s most significant transactions, undertaking tax due diligence and structuring. We are on the panel of all of New Zealand’s major banks and continue to work with leading investment banks. We have significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Our team also assists major companies with trans-Tasman operations to ensure they maximise the benefits of the tax treaty with Australia.

"Best private equity tax team in New Zealand; commercially orientated; responsive to transaction deadlines."

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

"They are very helpful, extremely efficient and are a pleasure to work with."

Chambers Asia-Pacific

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