Mathew advises New Zealand and offshore clients on all aspects of New Zealand tax law 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 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 2014 names Mathew as a leading tax lawyer who continues to build an enviable reputation in the market, with peers agreeing that he is a "very smart, thoughtful practitioner" and "a pleasure to deal with." In previous editions he "is lauded by clients as having 'demonstrated an excellent ability to understand complex business concepts'" and it is stated he is "a personable guy who is accessible, with lots of energy. He follows up everything in written documents that are well set out and written in plain English." He is also recognised as a leading tax practitioner in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015, World Tax 2014 and Benchmark 2014.

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


LLB (Hons), University of Auckland


2001 New Zealand