Mathew leads the firm's tax practice and represents clients in tax disputes and litigation at all levels.

Mathew has been a member of the Bell Gully tax team since 2001. He advises New Zealand and offshore clients on all aspects of New Zealand corporate tax law, including tax issues affecting mergers and acquisitions, capital restructuring and financing arrangements, cross border transactions, debt securitisations and employee remuneration arrangements. He also provides advice to clients on the establishment and operation of managed fund vehicles (including PIEs and limited partnerships).

Mathew is a specialist in tax disputes and litigation and represents clients during the Inland Revenue Department audit and dispute resolution phases and in court proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 names Mathew as a leading tax lawyer, who is described by sources as "very responsive, very thorough and a pleasure to work with." It says he is particularly noted for his expertise in dealing with Inland Revenue audits and disputes and widely regarded as an increasingly prominent presence in the New Zealand tax sphere. He is also recognised as a leading tax practitioner in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015, World Tax 2015 and World Transfer Pricing 2015.

He is also a member of the Tax Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.


LLB (Hons), University of Auckland


2001 New Zealand