Craig Elliffe

Craig Elliffe

Craig Elliffe

Consultant, Auckland

T:+64 9 358 9835

M:+64 21 367 587

E:craig.elliffe@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Otago; LLM, University of Cambridge CA

Admitted

1985, New Zealand

Craig is a consultant focusing on corporate, international tax and financing transactions.

Craig’s areas of expertise include taxation consulting in technology and electronic commerce; international tax; restructuring; and cross border transactions. Craig has been involved in cross border royalty, income tax, and GST issues. His particular interests are in information, communication and entertainment, as well as international tax, services and manufacturing.

Widely published, he is a recognised public speaker and is Professor of Taxation Law and Policy at Auckland University and is the Director of the Master of Taxation Studies, the premier qualification for postgraduate taxation in New Zealand.

Craig is listed as a leading tax lawyer in Chambers Global.

Recent experience

Craig has advised:

  • Danone Asia Pte on its sale of Griffins Foods to Pacific Equity Partners for $385m
  • International Paper Company on the sale of its 50.5% majority shareholding in Carter Holt Harvey to Rank Group for $1.65b
  • Barclays Capital on the launch of its listed portfolio entity, the Celsius fund
  • Lloyds Bank on various matters relating to the sale of the National Bank for $6b, and
  • New Zealand Funds Management on various investment and structural matters.
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