The former head of Buddle Findlay’s tax practice, Neil Russ, has established a specialist tax and AML firm, Russ + Associates, based in Auckland.
Neil Russ was a partner at Buddle Findlay for more than 24 years. He has also practised in London, and is currently the convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s Tax Law Committee.
Neil specialises in corporate and international income tax issues, and has extensive experience in relation to GST matters and a multi-jurisdictional background in banking, capital markets, structured finance, venture capital and private equity transactions.
He advises clients, other law firms and accounting practices in relation to transactions, new business structures and products, and is one of New Zealand’s leading AML/CFT practitioners and presenters.
Alexandra Tunnicliffe has joined the firm as a senior associate.
Alexandra specialises in all aspects of New Zealand tax law, particularly in assisting with binding rulings, tax investigations and tax disputes, and FATCA, AEOI/CRS, and AML/CFT compliance.
Before joining Russ + Associates, she spent four years at Buddle Findlay, having worked previously in the tax team at a “Big 4” accounting firm, and in the legal team at Inland Revenue.
Charlotte Beale has joined the firm as a senior associate. Charlotte is a tax and private wealth practitioner with over a decade of experience at Buddle Findlay and TGT Legal.
She advises on all aspects of New Zealand tax law and FATCA, AEOI/CRS and AML/CFT matters and has particular expertise in asset structuring, trusts, charities, wills and relationship property.
Charlotte is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a member of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Reform Panel.