dispute resolution

with outstanding outcomes

tax advice

that is practical and withstands scrutiny

 
 

Dispute resolution

I see it differently

Most disputes and investigations are resolved through negotiation and rarely end up in court.

I apply strategic negotiation and alternative dispute resolution skills as a core strategy  (litigating when necessary)

This delivers excellent results for clients, and almost always improves relationships, even with the Inland Revenue.  

Tax advice

That is practical, robust and stands the test of time

Tax advice does not operate in a vacuum.  It impacts on your financial position and how you report it, and is subject to scrutiny by the Inland Revenue and Customs for a number of years.  I know what works, what is practical, and because of my disputes experience, can give a fair assessment of the risk of any tax position, now and in the future.  

 
 

10 years at PwC Auckland

Disputes resolution specialist 

Private clients, high wealth individuals, New Zealand corporates and some of the largest multinationals in the world

NOPAs, NORs, conferences, SOPs, adjudications, rulings, Inland Revenue and Customs, appeals and challenges, e-discovery

Information requests, interviews, raids, requests for electronic data, deduction notices, staff interviews, on site audits etc.

Transfer pricing, property developments, GST, Customs, cash suppression, capital / revenue, plant and equipment / buildings etc.

International income, financial arrangements, limited and foreign partnerships, trusts, mergers and acquisitions, public listings, dividends, withholding taxes etc.

Insolvency and receiverships, debt restructuring, debt remission etc 

3 years at Inland Revenue

Investigator, Team Leader and Area Manager

Project lead on multi authority cross border tax avoidance and evasion investigations and related disputes and litigation

Competent authority for exchange of information on international audits

8 years as a commercial litigator in South Africa

Commenced practice in 1996, litigation partner in 1999

Acted for clients in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Supreme Court of Appeal, Appellate Divisions,  High Court, Labour Court, Tax Court and Magistrates Courts, arbitrations and mediations

Experience and education

BA LLB - Stellenbosch

MTaxS - Auckland

Contact me

027 5921389

riaan@riaangeldenhuys.co.nz

Plaza Level, 41 Shortland Street

Auckland, 1010

New Zealand

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