Richard Williams

Transaction Tax

Richard is the leader of the Transaction Tax team that brings together professionals from both our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) and Tax practices. He provides specialist tax services to our clients involved in acquiring, investing in or disposing of businesses through all aspects of the transaction lifecycle. Richard is also the Professional Practice Director for the New Zealand Tax practice.

Previous experience

Richard's expertise involves advising on business acquisitions and disposals, takeovers, mergers, initial public offerings (IPOs) and public private partnerships (PPPs). He has worked with a range of clients and industries, including forestry, financial services, fast moving consumer goods, and infrastructure. Richard worked in our London office for nearly five years, specialising in capital market transactions.


Richard is a member of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has served as a member of the NZICA Practice Review Advisory Group for the past three years. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws, (University of Otago).


Richard enjoys travelling, tennis, skiing and spending time with his family.