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Bell Gully

LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, PO BOX 4199, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8800
Fax:
Fax +64 9 916 8801
Email:
Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington
Bell Gully, Willy Sussman, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Willy Sussman

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8952
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Tax.

Position

 Immigration and relocation, Overseas investment, Tax, Trusts, asset and estate planning

Career

Willy has advised clients on all aspects of GST and has successfully lobbied for changes to the GST law affecting the oil and gas, telecommunication, bloodstock, air transportation, freight, land development, importation and film industries. He regularly provides second opinions for clients and provides expert evidence in GST disputes.

In his customs and excise practice, Willy advises a broad range of clients in the oil and gas, clothing, wines and spirits, tobacco, power generation and IT sectors.

Willy also leads the firm’s Private Client and Immigration team and he has assisted many of New Zealand’s most notable new migrants to obtain permanent residence in New Zealand and to ensure that their tax affairs are in order. His team also assists corporates bringing staff to New Zealand on a temporary basis.

Admitted - 1985 South Africa 1994 NZ, 1999 Australia. International Career Deloitte, Cape Town 1982-1987.

Languages

Afrikaans, Italian.

Member

Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Education

B Juris, LLB, South Africa, CA, New Zealand.


New Zealand

Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Willy Sussman - Bell Gully

Within: Tax

Bell Gully's dedicated tax practice in Auckland is 'the best in the market - highly technically proficient, timely and great value for money'. The firm handles the tax elements of large corporate transactions, precedent-setting tax disputes and a large volume of indirect tax and customs and excise matters. Practice head Mathew McKay is 'technically brilliant, the best in New Zealand - there is no one better to argue complex tax technical issues'. McKay and rising star senior associate Hayden Roberts assisted Vodafone with all tax aspects of its proposed NZ$3.4bn merger with Sky Network Television. McKay and Graham Murray advised HNA Group on its NZ$660m acquisition of asset finance business UDC Finance. Willy Sussman is New Zealand’s only specialist indirect tax lawyer, focusing on GST, VAT and customs and excise duty. He acted for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing in a dispute with the Inland Revenue. Jarrod Walker and senior associate Campbell Pentney are also recommended.

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    On 16 April‚Äč the Government launched its public consultation document on the 'second phase' of its Overseas Investment Act 2005 ( the Act ) reforms (as foreshadowed in our announcement late last year).
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