Graeme Olding

Graeme Olding

Graeme Olding

Partner, Auckland

T:+64 9 357 9259

M:+64 27 591 6103


LLB, BCom, University of Auckland


2000, New Zealand

Graeme practices across our Tax and Oil & Gas and Natural Resources teams, as well as our Māori Legal Group, Te Waka Ture.

A tax specialist, Graeme has advised the New Zealand Law Society on matters relating to taxation law reform. He has established an open line of communication and consultation with Inland Revenue, which Graeme is a regular presenter at taxation seminars on income tax and goods and services topics.

Graeme provides legal counsel on a wide range of New Zealand tax matters including business structures, reorganisations, merger and acquisition transactions and tax disputes. He also advises on cross-border structuring issues as well as debt and equity issuances, including Kauri bond programmes.

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and as a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Graeme has advised:

  • Fuji Xerox on a range of tax matters including engagement with the NZ tax authority and tax related structuring and compliance work
  • Hugh Green Limited on the structure of its property holdings and developments, reorganisation of the internal group structure and a number of property acquisitions and disposals
  • Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited on its savings and investment schemes and on tax aspects of its significant and complex Treaty of Waitangi settlement
  • a number of multinational clients on negotiations of high value cross-border arrangements and disputes with the Inland Revenue, including disputes relating to transfer pricing and cross-border financing
  • EROAD, a technology services company, on tax aspects of its $46m IPO and NZX main board listing
  • KordaMentha on the tax aspects of the MediaWorks receivership, including the $285m sale of MediaWorks and associated transfer of assets to new holding company MediaWorks Holdings
  • property investors on GST offsets and disputes.


Member of Chapman Tripp's board

Member of the Tax Law Committee

Restructuring & insolvency; Tax





Energy & natural resources; Infrastructure; Māori law