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Tony Wilkinson

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Buddle Findlay

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Partner. Specialises in corporate and international taxation, acquisition and investment structuring advice, customs and excise duty, tax audits and disputes, tax due diligence. For details about Tony's work highlights see here -


Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most significant corporate clients and as such is heavily involved in corporate restructurings and acquisitions, tax disputes, inbound and outbound investments and Customs and Excise duty matters. Tony also has significant experience in tax disputes and negotiations with the Commissioner, and regularly advises the New Zealand government. He is well known as a public speaker and has presented on a number of tax issues for the New Zealand Law Society and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.


• New Zealand Law Society Taxation Committee
• International Fiscal Association


• LLB (Hons), BCom (Hons) (University of Otago)
• Admitted New Zealand 1995

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Tony Wilkinson - Buddle Findlay

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Buddle Findlay in Auckland frequently works with banks and domestic and international corporations on the full range of tax matters, including disputes and advisory work. It frequently advises on specific banking products and other innovative tax issues. It recently acted for US company Newell Brands in its NZ$600m purchase of Sistema Plastics, and handled Vodafone's acquisition of a majority stake in satellite services company Baycity Communications. The practice is led by litigator Neil Russ and lead tax adviser Tony Wilkinson. One client describes Wilkinson as 'by far the most knowledgeable tax provisioner we have ever engaged in New Zealand; we have used all of the big four advisers but they don’t have the depth of knowledge or the practical approach that he deploys'. Senior associate Brett Rawlings has extensive experience in tax aspects of high-profile, multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions.

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