Partner - Tax

Brett’s experience in the Australian, UK and New Zealand markets has enhanced his expertise across a broad range of corporate and international taxation issues. Brett advises a number of significant corporate groups with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions and disposals by tax consolidated groups.

Brett’s recent assignments include:

  • advising shareholders in respect of private equity investments, partial exit, presale restructuring and post-acquisition structuring issues
  • advising multinational groups on inbound investment and centralising of intellectual property ownership within the corporate group structure
  • managing the tax affairs of biotech companies across a range of tax issues, including R&D, tax loss carried forward, employee share schemes and transfer pricing

Brett’s expertise extends over a diverse number of industry sectors including technology, food & beverage and energy & resources.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Canterbury University
  • Admitted Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia