Henry heads our private wealth team. He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who is an expert in helping individuals and families structure their assets.
Henry routinely advises high net worth individuals and families, athletes, entrepreneurs and captains of industry as well as ordinary New Zealanders and their businesses.
Henry provides specialist legal advice to wealthy migrants to, and investors in, New Zealand, and helps them to buy assets, such as land and businesses.
Henry is an expert in trust law, and can set up and run trusts and other arrangements such as wills and relationship property agreements. He is a strong advocate for proper governance and administration of trusts and companies.
Henry is frequently involved in resolving family disputes, the interplay between trusts and relationship dissolution, and applications to court for orders relevant to trusts. He has acted for prominent clients in several reported judgments and settled cases.
If you own a business Henry can help with succession planning to ensure a smooth transfer between the generations. If you decide you want to sell the business he can help prepare it for sale, manage the sale process, then help you structure the proceeds of the sale.
Henry also assists trustees, financial institutions, accountants and other law firms to manage fiduciary risk and regulatory compliance. He is an expert in FATCA/CRS, AEOI and AML/CFT.
2002 (New Zealand)
2004 (Cook Islands)
2008 (England & Wales)
2015 (British Virgin Islands)
Henry has advised:
- In the matter of the P Trust and the R Trust  JRC 196
- In the matter of the Y Trust  JRC 059
- Re the E Trust and the F Trust  JRC 107
- Re the Onorati Settlement  JRC 182