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Krishant Sen

Krishant is an experienced tax lawyer, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, New Zealand’s treatment of inbound and outbound investment and tax disputes with the Inland Revenue.

Krishant has acted on a variety of transactions, including conducting tax due diligence, providing transactional tax advice, and reviewing and negotiating transaction/legal documentation. Krishant also assists clients with their interactions with the Inland Revenue, including making voluntary disclosures, obtaining tax rulings and during tax enquiries.

Krishant also acts on a number of corporate matters, including in respect of M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, regulatory approvals and in the provision of general corporate advice.

Krishant assists a range of clients, from significant multi-nationals to start-up companies.  He has broad industry exposure and has provided tax advice to companies in a number of different sectors, including private equity, technology, transportation, financial services, property, and gaming, entertainment, and media.
Areas of FocusTax
Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2019


  • Advising Wētā FX Limited, and its shareholders Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju, on the sale of Wētā’s VFX Tech Division to Unity Software Inc. 
  • Advising various clients on tax due diligence matters and providing related transactional tax advice. 
  • Advising private equity firms on the material tax issues associated with inbound investment into New Zealand. 
  • Advising multi-national corporations on the material tax issues with proposed expansion into New Zealand. 
  • Assisting clients with the tax aspects of liquidations and restructurings.
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documents on corporate M&A matters.
  • University of Auckland, LLB and BCom (Accounting and Finance)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand