Asia Desk‚Äč

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The growth of investment between Asia and New Zealand continues apace with new opportunities being plentiful. Engaging a professional business advisor with expertise in the Asian market will help you every step of the way. 

Our Asia Desk combines deep understanding of different Asian cultures with technical skills and language fluency. We have experience in assisting Asian businesses invest and grow in New Zealand, and many New Zealand businesses to do the same in Asia. Regardless of the type of investment you are making, we can provide you with the support required.

Our multi-disciplinary team comprises of people with extensive experience, ranging from audit, to tax and advisory services. You can rely on our advice on regulatory and business issues. 

International Tax Advice

Our international tax team can help you structure your affairs and design tax planning strategies to legitimately maximise your after tax position whilst still meeting your tax obligations.With an appreciation of the complex differences between tax systems in different jurisdictions, our advisors provide guidance on income tax, indirect tax, foreign tax credits, double tax treaties, capital gains tax and thin capitalisation.

For business undertaking cross-border related party transactions we can design and document a transfer pricing policy to help minimise risks while driving your strategic objectives.


Arran Boote - Asia Desk Head of Services

Working in 30+ countries, Arran has assisted multiple New Zealand and Asian companies as a director or trustee.  Due to his expertise in accessing and maximising new markets, Arran has worked with such high profile organisations as the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand and the ASEAN NZ Business Council.

Through being in market multiple times per year he personally generates opportunities for businesses based in New Zealand and throughout Asia. The “gate to plate” market is one of his passions.

Arran’s dedication to clients and “can-do’ attitude are reflected in the fact that he speaks conversational Thai and Tagalog.

How we can help

  • Inbound Capital
  • Outbound Capital
  • Property & Investment Taxes
  • Due Diligence
  • Identification of Investment Opportunities
  • Logistics & Marketing
  • Multi-country Finance and Tax
  • Mergers, Sales and Purchases
  • Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Malaysia & Philippines compliance

Initial Consultation

We offer a complimentary initial consultation. To make an appointment, phone Arran Boote on 09 366 5086 or email  Alternatively, you can contact our Asia Desk Director, Sinclair Guo, on +64 9 366 5076 or email

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