Mieke Upton

Mieke Upton

Mieke Upton

Senior Associate, Wellington

T:+64 4 498 6378

M:+64 22 096 4269

E:mieke.upton@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLM (HONS), BA, Victoria University

Admitted

2007, New Zealand

​Mieke advises clients on a wide range of New Zealand tax matters including structuring, policy and legislative outcomes, cross-border investments and tax disputes.

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Mieke gained experience in two top-tier law firms, specialising in tax and finance. Mieke has also worked in the anti-money laundering team at an international law firm and financial institution in London.

Recent experience

Mieke has:

  • advised a financial institution on the establishment of an offshore branch, including the preparation, review and negotiation of the commercial agreements and advising on the drafting of the associated legislation
  • advised a wide range of financial institutions on the application of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML Act) including assisting various entities in implementing AML/CFT Compliance Programmes and Risk Assessments
  • provided advice to the funds management sector on portfolio and non-portfolio investments in relation to the establishment of PIE compliant funds
  • advised the firm’s corporate and employment clients on KiwiSaver, PAYE, FBT, withholding tax and GST
  • undertaken due diligence and providing tax / corporate advice on sale and purchase transactions
  • structured land transactions around the associated persons and anti-avoidance rules
  • represented corporate and private clients in settlement negotiations, including appearance at conferences, and
  • successfully settled a wide range of taxation disputes with IRD.
Tax

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