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Jai Nario

Jai Nario

Senior Associate

M:+64 27 350 9209

T:+64 9 357 9621




BCOM (Accounting), LLB, University of Otago, Chartered Accountant (New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants)




Jai advises clients on a wide range of New Zealand tax matters including refinancing, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments and tax disputes.

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Jai gained Trans-Tasman experience in Big Four accounting firms, covering Australian and New Zealand tax matters. She specialised in corporate M&A taxation and international taxation for clients operating in a range of industries including utilities, engineering, media, insurance and financial services.


Jai's recent experience includes:

  • advising a number of Australian and New Zealand Private Equity firms on  tax structuring, due diligence and model reviews for proposed acquisitions
  • advising EBOS Group Limited on tax structuring and due diligence for the acquisition of Symbion Healthcare and Masterpet
  • providing sell side assistance, including tax vendor due diligence and structuring, for the proposed sale of large entertainment/television network groups, the downstream business of a multi-national oil and gas company and various divestments of Australian and New Zealand government assets
  • providing tax assistance,  including tax due diligence and tax structuring advice,  for the IPOs of various Australian and New Zealand companies.