Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most significant corporate clients and as such is heavily involved in corporate restructurings and acquisitions, tax disputes, inbound and outbound investments and Customs and Excise duty matters.
Tony also has significant experience in tax disputes and negotiations with the Commissioner, and regularly advises the New Zealand government.
He is well known as a public speaker and has presented on a number of tax issues for the New Zealand Law Society and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Tony is a "highly effective and responsive practitioner with sound tax knowledge"
"He's very commercially focused and he's not going to come up with a solution that doesn't fit commercially with what we can do."
Chambers and Partners
"He has a commercial eye and understands what we need."
- Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
on its acquisition of Go-Bus
on the disposal of downstream petroleum assets to Z Energy
Advising Z Energy
on the acquisition of downstream petroleum assets from Shell
Advising Caltex Australia
on the acquisition of Gull NZ
Advising on Wiri Oil Services
excise duty dispute
Advising Sky Television
on its proposed merger with Vodafone