Kirsty Keating

EY Oceania Law Leader



Kirsty Keating is seasoned in assisting multinational clients across several industries, and high wealth individuals, with large-scale tax disputes and litigation support. Her areas of experience include tax disputes involving allegations of tax avoidance; international tax and transfer pricing; tax administration; and the strategic and procedural aspects of tax disputes. Kirsty also advises on the tax aspects of transactions, group structuring and cross border financing.

Kirsty heads the EY Oceania Law Practices, coordinating the activities of lawyers in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne who practise in the areas of corporate & commercial, digital, employment, real estate and private client services law.

Qualifications and admissions

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Admitted in New South Wales, Australia
  • LLB, Victoria University, Wellington
  • LLM in Tax and Corporate Law (first class honours), University of Auckland


  • Tax Committee of the New Zealand Law Society
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • International Association of Managing Partners (IAMP)
  • Listed in International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders for New Zealand
  • Listed International Tax Review’s Leading Women in Tax for New Zealand
  • Recognised in Chambers and Partners for her tax disputes practice in New Zealand, and recommended by AsiaPac Legal 500