Our team of highly experienced tax lawyers work with New Zealand and international businesses and individuals, advising them on all aspects of New Zealand direct and indirect taxation including income tax, GST and Customs duties.
Every transaction has a taxation consequence. We help our clients to identify those consequences and provide holistic and tax efficient solutions that meet clients' needs while addressing the intricacies of the New Zealand tax rules. We also work very closely with other practice groups and specialists at Buddle Findlay to ensure that we deliver well-rounded solutions for our clients that consider all relevant aspects of the laws.
We are particularly strong in corporate and finance tax matters and have extensive experience in advising on tax-effective structures for domestic and international business operations and in-bound and out-bound investment. Our areas of focus include corporate acquisitions, restructuring, investments, divestments, securitisation, project financing, structured equity products and asset financing and leasing.
We also have broad experience in successfully obtaining rulings from the New Zealand Inland Revenue to deliver certainty over tax outcomes of transactions for clients.
Because we know that taxation law is a dynamic field, we keep a close watch on current developments to monitor the impact of changes on our clients and regularly lobbying for appropriate legislative outcome. We understand the issues faced by private and public companies, individuals and unincorporated bodies and are equipped to service them at every stage of their development.
“Buddle Findlay has an amazing tax team, who understand the legislation and can relay that to the layperson in a context that they understand. Their advice has always been sound.”
"Buddle Findlay has a strong presence in the tax sector and a sterling reputation for both domestic and international advisory work"
"A solid corporate-focused practice." "We get timely, efficient service that maintains a pleasant working relationship."
Chambers and Partners
- Debt Market Deal of the Year 2020 – Acquisition financing of Vodafone New Zealand
- M&A Deal of the Year 2020 – Vodafone New Zealand acquisition
- New Zealand Deal of the Year 2020 – Vodafone New Zealand Acquisition
on the sale of Caltex New Zealand
Advising Anton Capital
on the acquisition of Eden Business Park from Arena Property Fund
Advising Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada (PSP Investments)
on its investment in the Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership alongside Harvard Management Company and Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Advising HRL Morrison & Co, the manager of the Public Infrastructure Partnership Fund
on various aspects in connection to the establishment and operation of the Fund and subsequent fund
Advising rural supply co-operative Farmlands Trading Society
on its merger with CRT
on establishment of new fund products