David Brian

David Brian

Tax Partner

Corporate Tax & International Tax | Employment & Expatriate Tax | GST & Customs | Private Client Services | Tax Accounting | Tax Compliance | Tax Due Diligence | Tax Knowledge Bank


David has more than 30 years of experience in the tax field, initially with the Inland Revenue and then in the private sector. 

David advises clients on New Zealand and cross-border arrangements (including structuring inbound and outbound investment).  He also provides advocacy services, primarily in relation to Inland Revenue disputes but he has also appeared before Parliamentary select committees on numerous occasions. 

Dealing with tax issues facing Maori entities is another area of expertise. David has been involved with treaty settlement negotiations and providing structuring advice for claimant groups.


Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

LLM (Hons)


Professional Affiliations

Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand 

Member of the International Fiscal Association