Trans-Tasman law firm, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, has strengthened its tax practice with the internal promotion of Amanda Somers and Vivian Cheng to senior associate roles.
Somers has been with the firm’s Auckland tax practice since 2003 and has experience as a tax adviser in both accountancy and legal firms. She works with a wide range of clients on a variety of technical and legal tax issues in relation to general corporate tax matters, financing, property, M&A transactions, GST and taxation of cross-border structured finance transactions.
Working with the Wellington office since 2003, Cheng advises clients on a wide range of tax issues in relation to cross-border structured financing transactions, corporate restructuring, M&A, double tax agreements, GST and withholding taxes. She also has experience in managing tax disputes with Inland Revenue and has prepared applications and obtained binding rulings for clients on a variety of transactions.