Willy Sussman

Partner Auckland

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Willy leads the firm's private client, high net worth and immigration team. His areas of expertise include associated tax, estate and overseas investment matters. 

Willy also advises clients on all aspects of GST and customs issues advising a broad range of clients in the oil and gas, clothing, wines and spirits, tobacco, power generation and IT sectors.

Work highlights

Working with private clients, some of whom are immigrants
Acting for private clients, some of whom are migrants, in relation to a broad range of matters including immigration (predominantly under the Investor categories), structuring of New Zealand investments, the application of the overseas investment rules, advising on their tax affairs (including liaising with offshore counsel and ensuring multi-jurisdictional compliance), dealing with matrimonial matters, acting in relation to adoption and surrogacy requirements, the possibility of meeting the requirements for New Zealand citizenship and associated matters.

Recent work has included advising notable New Zealand, US, Swiss, UK, German, Canadian and Chinese clients. Bespoke solutions were in each case provided. Tailoring the needs of many of these migrant clients to deal with complications arising from border closures occasioned by COVID-19 has been a notable feature in the past year.