The author of the leading text “International and Cross border Taxation in New Zealand“, Professor Craig Elliffe, (Auckland University Law School), has been shortlisted for another major award.
His paper “The Lesser of Two Evils: Double Tax Treaty Override or Treaty Abuse?”, originally published in the British Tax Review, is competing against five other research papers for the Frans Vanistendael 2017 Award for International Tax Law. The results will be announced in May and the winner receives EUR 10,000.
Winner of the 2015 JF Northey Memorial Book Award
In 2016 “International and Cross border Taxation in New Zealand” won the prestigious JF Northey Memorial Book Award and has since been endorsed nationally and internationally for its timely, thorough and readable treatment of its topic.
Reviews include comments similar to this from James Coleman, taken from his NZ Law Journal review:
“This is a book of formidable intellectual rigour. It is a “must have” text book for anybody providing tax advice or involved in tax litigation.”
Shortlisting confirms standing
This latest distinction comes as no real surprise to either Thomson Reuters or to Professor Elliffe’s peers within the industry.
Geof Nightingale, Tax Partner and Managing Partner of Financial Advisory Services, PwC New Zealand, said:
“It’s great to see Professor Craig Elliffe’s work on international tax law recognised by the short listing of his article for the Franz Vanistendael 2017 Award for International Tax Law. Craig is New Zealand’s most prominent researcher on international tax law. He wrote the leading text on international and cross-border taxation for New Zealand that was published in 2015 and is in everyday use in our practice. He is a highly regarded speaker and expert commentator in the media on international tax matters. Craig matches rigorous research with his deep experience from many years in legal and accounting practice. This brings insights of real practical value to the tax profession in New Zealand. Good luck with the award Craig!”
When asked to comment on Professor Elliffe’s success Ian McIntosh, Commercial Manager of Product Development at Thomson Reuters NZ said:
“The company is indeed fortunate to have an author of Craig’s standing as a member of the author team of our series of high quality texts on New Zealand’s taxation laws*. His standing as an internationally recognised tax expert can only add prestige to all the books in the series.”
*The Thomson Reuters NZ Taxation law series
Thomson Reuters NZ recognising there was a need for expert analysis and commentary on New Zealand’s taxation law have committed to publishing a series of texts. The first of these was “International and Cross border Taxation in New Zealand“. That was followed by “GST in New Zealand” by Grant Pearson, Craig McAlister and Mark Keating. The most recently published was “Taxation of Property Transactions in New Zealand” by Pam Davidson.
For more information
- Frans Vanistendael 2017 Award for International Tax Law – details of the award and the other publications shortlisted.
- NZ Lawyer – NZ academic on international tax law award shortlist
- Online Insider: International and Cross-Border Taxation in New Zealand wins JF Northey Memorial Book Award 2015
- Thomson Reuters NZ website: International and Cross-border Taxation in New Zealand – details of the text with with links to pdfs of six national and international reviews