Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Maria Clezy

Maria Clezy Auckland


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 and has been recognised by World Tax in both 2019 and 2020 as a “Highly Regarded” practitioner.  She has also been selected as one of NZ Lawyer’s Rising Stars for 2020.

  • NZ Lawyer Rising Star 2020
  • Highly Regarded, World Tax 2020


Work highlights

Advising Kinetic

on its acquisition of Go-Bus

Advising Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management

on the acquisition of Vodafone NZ

Advising Top Capital Partners

on the initial public offering of UP Fintech Holdings on the NASDAQ exchange

Advising Sky Television

on its proposed merger with Vodafone

Advising Newell Brands

on the acquisition of Sistema

Advising Caltex Australia

on the acquisition of Gull NZ


Alternate contacts

Tony Wilkinson

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

Fiona Heiford

Senior Associate, Wellington

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

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