Simon Akozu

Simon Akozu

Simon Akozu

Senior Associate, Auckland

T:+64 9 357 9284

M:+64 27 504 6576

E:simon.akozu@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB, BCom, University of Auckland; MTAXS (Hons), University of Auckland

Admitted

2006, New Zealand

Simon advises clients on a wide range of tax matters, with a particular focus on property and financing transactions.   

Simon joined chapman tripp in 2010, having previously worked at a big four accounting firm.

Recent experience

Simon has advised:

  • Solid Energy’s five major bank lenders in relation to the $450m voluntary administration, the largest and most complicated voluntary administration in New Zealand history
  • a large listed entity on the income tax aspects of a corporate spin-out
  • a fund on the new Foreign Investment PIE regime
  • banks on the withholding tax aspects of Kauri Bond issuances
  • a multinational in a cross-border tax avoidance dispute with Inland Revenue
  • a high-net worth individual on tax residency and the transitional residents’ tax exemption, and
  • vendors and purchasers on the tax aspects of property transactions.
International trade & investment; Tax

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