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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

EY Law Limited

EY Law Limited in Auckland acts for blue-chip clients in matters that encompass employment law and business consultancy, and frequently provides second opinion or supplementary advice on specific areas of law, including business sale and integration, independent investigations, health and safety, interaction with regulators and holiday pay compliance. The firm also handles contentious matters. Director Christie Hall has more than 15 years' experience and leads the employment, health and safety, and privacy practice. She recently handled the local aspects of the purchase of an international life insurance company on behalf of a large financial services company. This involved complex matters arising from the integration and transfer of employees, and a detailed analysis of the clients' employment agreements and policies.

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

EY Law Limited

EY Law Limited has extensive technical understanding of all types of tax law in New Zealand and handles tax disputes, including discovery and litigation phases, as well as strategic tax planning and tax administration. It frequently advises on cross-border matters, including hybrid financing, base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) issues, and transfer pricing. Its recent work includes assisting multinational clients with cross-border financing disputes involving Double Tax Agreements (DTAs), transfer-pricing audits by Inland Revenue, the implementation of BEPS rule changes and the restructuring of the domestic operations of companies in sectors such as paint, technology and pharmaceuticals. Kirsty Keating is the firm's Oceania law leader and Tori Sullivan leads the tax controversy practice. They recently advised a leading insurance company on DTA disputes.

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