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David has extensive experience leading clients through all aspects of complex corporate and commercial transactions. David’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial contracts.
David has developed a confident, common sense approach to mergers and acquisitions in his 16-year career in corporate law. He draws on his domestic and international experience advising high profile clients on their most important transactions, more recently assisting Jacob Douwe Egberts with their acquisition of Brewgroup in New Zealand.
David’s reputation as a highly capable and focused merger and acquisition expert is evident in the significant matters he has advised on to date, including:
David also has broader commercial experience, including advising:
LLB, BA, University of Auckland.
He was recently named in Australasian Lawyer magazine’s 2016 Hot List, as one of the top private practice lawyers in Australasia and was New Zealand Corporate Lawyer of the year at the 2015 ILO Client Choice Awards.
He is listed as a leading lawyer by Asialaw Profiles 2018, and was listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015, and IFLR 1000 2014. David is listed in Best Lawyers® 2019 as a leading lawyer in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions in New Zealand.
David joined Russell McVeagh as a solicitor in 1999. He was admitted to practise in England and Wales in 2003 and spent the next four years polishing his international commercial law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills in London. David returned to New Zealand and Russell McVeagh in 2006 and became a partner in 2007 and has previously acted as Chair of Russell McVeagh's board.
David was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2000 and in England and Wales in 2003. He is also ranked as a market-leading lawyer for New Zealand in 2018 Asialaw profiles.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Agribusiness and Food
Energy and Renewables
International Trade and Investment
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory