Senior Associate, Auckland

Maria Clezy

Maria Clezy



Maria is a specialist in the national taxation team.  She provides advice to New Zealand and international clients on a wide range of income tax and GST matters, including inbound and outbound investment, corporate restructurings and taxation disputes.

Maria has advised on many of New Zealand’s market leading mergers and acquisitions in recent years.  Maria has been recognised by World Tax as a 'Highly Regarded' practitioner for four years running, and named by Legal 500 as a Key Lawyer.  She has also been selected as one of NZ Lawyer’s Rising Stars for 2020 and was a finalist for young private practice lawyer of the year at the 2020 New Zealand Law Awards.

  • Highly Regarded, World Tax
  • Key Lawyer, Legal 500
  • Finalist, Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year, New Zealand Law Awards 2020
  • NZ Lawyer Rising Star 2020


Work highlights

Advising Infratil

on the acquisition and financing of Pacific Radiology

Advising The Growth Fund

on the divestment of the sale of the Obex Medical group

Advising Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management

on the acquisition and financing of Vodafone NZ

Advising Macquarie

on the acquisition of the SKYCITY carpark concession

Advising on the management buyout of Stuff NZ

Advising Caltex Australia

on the acquisition of Gull NZ

Alternate contacts

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7066
  • M +64 27 476 6587


Fiona Heiford

Special Counsel, Wellington

Fiona specialises in tax with particular expertise in commercial transactions.…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0945
  • M +64 21 146 0906