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 and has been recognised by World Tax as a "Highly Regarded” practitioner for three 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 is a finalist for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the 2020 New Zealand Law Awards.

  • Highly Regarded, World Tax 2021
  • NZ Lawyer Rising Star 2020
  • Highly Regarded, World Tax 2020
  • Key Lawyer, Legal 500
  • Highly Regarded, World Tax 2019


Work highlights

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

Advising Sky TV

on its proposed merger with Vodafone

Advising Kinetic

on its acquisition of Go-Bus

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