New Zealand

China Practice 

Our China Practice acts as a priority gateway to assist New Zealand companies investing in China, and Chinese companies investing in New Zealand.

Working closely with KPMG in China, we assist Chinese clients to navigate the complexities that arise from unfamiliar tax and regulatory regimes and business customs, as well as language and cultural differences.


Our services include:

  • investment opportunity identification and analysis
  • market entry – strategy development and execution
  • transaction negotiation, through to deal completion
  • commercial and financial due diligence
  • taxation structuring and advisory
  • visa application and migration services
  • a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services.


It all adds up to a powerful offering that helps Chinese investors to plan and execute their strategy, understand and manage risk and realise value in an increasingly dynamic, complex and competitive environment.

Our markets


Agribusiness and Food

Our national, cross functional agriculture business professionals focus solely on understanding the issues faced by agribusiness companies and developing tailored solutions to meet these challenges.


Some key issues that we can assist investors with are FTA’s, obtaining R&D funding, acquisition & transaction support and farm profitability.



We work with some of the largest automotives companies in the world providing audit, tax and advisory services in the current challenging market conditions. 


Building, Construction & Real Estate

New Zealand’s ageing infrastructure together with the hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2011 has resulted in significant investment being made into a wide range of major projects in recent years.


Our Infrastructure Financing team is a leading international advisor to government and industry on Public Private Partnerships. 


Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

KPMG’s global Chemicals sector practice is one of the leading advisers to the chemicals industry worldwide.

KPMG’s global Pharmaceuticals practice is dedicated to assisting businesses of all sizes from biotechnology start-ups to large multinational pharmaceutical companies. 


Communications and media

Digital convergence is driving expansion and growth in communications and media, bringing new opportunities for profit as well as operational risks, challenges and spiralling operational demands.


KPMG has the experience resources and skills to help you address these issues. Many of the world’s largest information, communications and entertainment companies have chosen KPMG as their business and financial advisor. 


Consumer Products

KPMG’s Consumer Products team can help you manage supply chains, cut costs, open up new markets or suppliers and respond to rapidly changing exchange and commodity prices.


Diversified Industrials

Services to address the issues in the key areas of governance, performance and growth within this area.


Electronics, Software & Services

In a sector driven by fast-growth, the emergence of non-traditional competitors and markets challenge established electronics, software and service business models.


We can help you address issues such as outsourcing, software license management, consolidation, changing revenue and distribution models and IT matters.


Energy & Natural Resources

Government is determined to increase competition in the electricity sector and  encourage investment in the petroleum, mining and forestry sectors. KPMG can assist investors through all stages of project lifecycles, from feasibility through to construction and production.


Financial Services

We have an in-depth understanding of the key issues facing financial institutions.  We provide focused and practical audit, tax and advisory services to the insurance, retail banking, corporate and investment banking, and investment management sectors.



We work closely with the public sector and local governments in areas such as shared services, procurement and e-government, or in partnering with the private sector to fund major projects, to improve their quality of services, productivity and value for money.



Our professionals work closely with the public and private sector healthcare organisations across New Zealand by advising, designing and implementing successful solutions.



Being one of the leaders in this field, we can help clients in the public and private sectors develop and finance infrastructure projects in new and innovative ways, i.e. by providing support throughout the infrastructure asset lifecycle.



KPMG in New Zealand works closely with our colleagues in the Asia-Pacific region to provide skilled professionals to assist our clients make the most of the challenges and opportunities presented by the constantly changing business environment in retailing.



Our global transport network was named 'Transportation and Infrastructure Financial Adviser of the Year' in 2008 for the 3rd year running. 


We can provide advise on industry segments such as aviation, shipping & ports, land transport and road freight & logistics.

Contact us

Greg Knowles 


Greg Knowles 

Partner Tax M & A
Leading Partner - China Practice 

+64 9 367 5989


Yue Wang 

China Practice 

+64 9 363 3288


Gordon Tian 

Private Enterprise 

+64 9 363 3516



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