Mathew McKay

Partner Auckland

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Mathew has a well earned reputation for representing clients during the Inland Revenue audit and dispute resolution phases and in court proceedings to the highest level.

He advises on all aspects of New Zealand corporate tax law, including tax issues affecting mergers and acquisitions, capital restructuring and financing arrangements, cross border transactions, debt securitisations and employee remuneration arrangements. He also provides advice to clients on the establishment and operation of managed fund vehicles including portfolio investment entity (PIE) funds and limited partnerships.

Work highlights

IRD disputes and litigation
Advised many clients on IRD audits and investigations and in litigation with the IRD, including:

  • clients involved i​n disputes with the IRD on tax positions adopted on hybrid funding arrangements to fund their New Zealand operations including Alesco New Zealand, Telstra New Zealand and many other large organisations.
  • S​overeign Assurance Company on the tax treatment of its reinsurance arrangements with international reinsurers.