Peter North

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Peter North is an associate in our global Tax practice based in London.

Peter's recent experience includes negotiating the tax provisions in M&A deals and advising corporate clients in respect of cross-border investment and structuring, finance, employment taxation and VAT.

Immediately prior to joining White & Case, Peter was a Tax Manager in the International Tax and Transaction Services team at one of the Big Four accounting firms in New Zealand, and before that a solicitor in the tax team at one of New Zealand's leading law firms. During this time Peter specialised in cross-border taxation matters, particularly structuring and financial services transfer pricing, goods and services tax, and tax controversy.

Peter also has a keen interest in tax policy, having authored various tax policy submissions and appeared at Government select committees.

Bars and Courts
New Zealand
Education
BCom/LLB
University of Auckland
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of Avast plc on its $8billion merger with NortonLifeLock Inc.

Representation of The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of 1E Limited.

Representation of CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in ExamWorks Group Inc.

Representation of infrastructure company on construction and operation of a new Asia Pacific subsea fibre optic cable network advising on, amongst other issues, initial cross-border structuring, intragroup transaction pricing and subsequent private equity investment.*

Representation of NZX listed and Fortune 500 companies in tax disputes with New Zealand's Inland Revenue and establishment of global transfer pricing policies.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case