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MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Tax

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What the team is known for

Offers an array of expertise advising on taxation aspects of corporate transactions and tax authority disputes. Additionally possesses considerable knowledge of FATCA and CRS regulations, alongside warranty insurance matters. Possesses niche expertise in the tax aspects of cryptocurrency investments. Regularly entrusted by major banks and investment funds to advise on tax issues, and also acts for clients in the energy, media and real estate sectors, among others.

Strengths

A client identifies the team's strengths as being "depth of knowledge, international relationships, responsiveness to queries and detailed advice."

Work highlights

Provided tax support to Cin7 on its sale to US-based private equity firm Rubicon Technology Partners.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Ryan has a broad tax practice, acting for clients on tax issues related to corporate transactions as well as on tax controversy matters. A client notes: "He's particularly helpful on a business and personal level. He engages well and is available for advice."

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Overview

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ national tax team provides clients with independent and cost effective innovative tax structuring advice, advisory services and representation for tax disputes.

Advising on the full spectrum of tax laws, including income tax, international tax, transfer pricing, fringe benefit tax (FBT) and goods and service tax (GST), the team also collaborates with the firm’s corporate and banking and financial services teams. Clients receive the best legal and commercial advice considering all the tax implications for different options.

The tax team works with the firm’s M&A team advising on a large number of New Zealand’s most significant transactions, undertaking tax due diligence and structuring. The team is on the panel of all of New Zealand’s major banks and continue to work with leading investment banks.

The team also assists major companies with trans-Tasman operations to ensure the benefits of the tax treaty with Australia are maximised.

  • Exclusive New Zealand tax law advisors to Marriott Inc
  • Advised Peters Ice Cream on the tax aspects of its $385m acquisition of Tip Top from Fonterra
  • Advised Cin7 on the tax aspects of its sale of the business to Rubicon Technology Partners
  • Advised Spark on the tax aspects of the sale of television streaming service, Lightbox

Members

Akozu, Simon

Ryan, Andrew

Clients

ANZ

ASB

BNZ

Spark

Trustpower

Westpac

Z Energy

Tax

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

firm
Location

Level 22, PwC Tower

15 Customs Street West

Auckland City

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1010

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Zealand

Tax


Andrew Ryan
Band 2