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Brendan is National Chair of Russell McVeagh's Tax practice and specialises in corporate and international taxation. He has represented clients in respect of some of New Zealand's most significant commercial transactions and tax disputes.
Brendan has spent his 17 years in legal practice helping clients with a wide range of taxation matters and is well known as a leading tax lawyer in New Zealand.
Brendan's clients have included Westpac, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), Spark, Origin Energy and ExxonMobil. Brendan's experience includes advising on transactions, obtaining binding rulings from Inland Revenue and representing clients in tax audits, disputes and litigation.
His experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Otago.
LLM, University of New South Wales.
Brendan has been a partner at Russell McVeagh since 2003.
He is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia, the Practice Council of the New York University International Tax Program and the New Zealand Branch Committee of the International Fiscal Association, and is an honorary lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law.
Brendan is recognised as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asialaw Profiles 2018, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers® 2019 in New Zealand, as well as a Leading Adviser by Tax Controversy Leaders 2017 (7th Edition). He was recently named in Australian Lawyer magazine’s 2016 'Hot List' as one of the top private practice lawyers working in the Australasian legal market.
Trusts, Not-For-Profits and Social Enterprises
Partner, Banking and Finance
Senior Associate, Tax
Special Counsel, Tax