Neil Russ leads Russ + Associates, a specialist tax and AML law firm. Neil identified a gap in the market for a law firm which could assist lawyers and accountants and their clients to navigate those two specialist areas.
Neil specialises in corporate and international income tax issues, as well as structured transactions. Neil also has extensive experience in relation to GST matters. In addition to his tax expertise Neil has a multi-jurisdictional background in banking, capital markets, structured finance, venture capital and private equity transactions. Neil is Convenor of the NZLS Tax Law Committee.
Neil is also heavily involved in AML/CFT matters, and is a member of the Industry Advisory Group, working with the Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice and other Phase 2 industry groups on AML/CFT matters.
Russ + Associates are market leaders in AML/CFT legislation, policy, training, and advice. The firm works with both Phase 1 entities (banks, corporates, trusts and financial institutions) as well as Phase 2 entities (law firms, accounting practices, real estate agents and high-value dealers) on their AML/CFT obligations, including risk assessments, compliance programmes, suspicious activity reports and Ministerial Exemptions. Russ + Associates also provides AML/CFT audits for law firms and accounting practices.