Jessica is a specialist tax lawyer with experience assisting clients with income tax and GST issues across a wide range of industries and transactions.

Jessica advises on all aspects of New Zealand tax law. She has a strong interest in assisting New Zealand and offshore clients with transactional and advisory tax matters in connection with private equity, banking and corporate finance, M&A, land transactions and general corporate tax.

She has experience advising clients on complex cross-border tax issues, including advising international investors and high net worth individuals on the application of New Zealand domestic tax regimes.

Jessica is a Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ). Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Jessica worked for another large New Zealand law firm.


Recent highlights

  • Advised various high net worth individuals on issues relating to New Zealand tax residence and taxation of private wealth investments, including structuring international investments.
  • Advised on the tax aspects of various entity structures, including trusts, companies, limited partnerships and look-through companies.
  • Obtained favourable binding rulings for corporates and private businesses.
  • Assisted a number of private equity firms with their fund structures, acquisitions and various investment sales.
  • Provided tax due diligence and advised on the sale and purchase of businesses.
  • Advised clients on the tax aspects of the establishment of employee share schemes.


  • Committee Member of the Young International Fiscal Association Network (YIN) New Zealand.
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
  • Member of Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ).
  • New Zealand Women's Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine.