Real Estate & Construction
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David is Russell McVeagh's Board Chair and has built a reputation over more than 20 years as a leading real estate and construction lawyer in New Zealand. He has a track record of advising on the most significant and complex real estate deals and development projects. David is regularly approached to assist new entrants to the New Zealand market and is highly experienced in managing the overseas investment approval process.
David's clients include both domestic and offshore REITs, superannuation and sovereign wealth funds, high net worth families and other real estate investors, developers and occupiers with interests across the real estate sector.
David is recognised as a leading New Zealand Real Estate lawyer by Chambers and Partners 2024 Asia Pacific Guide, and a Leading Individual in Property and Construction law in the Legal 500 2024 Asia Pacific Guide. He is recognised by Best Lawyers® 2024 Guide for Real Estate law (where he was selected as 'Lawyer of the Year' in the 2023 Guide) and has been recognised in the Guide since 2014. He is also listed in the peer-nominated Doyles Guide 2020 as a Leading lawyer in Property & Real Estate.
Client feedback in Chambers and Partners 2022 Guide emphasised David's expertise in the Real Estate and Construction sector, with clients noting David:
David's recent experience includes advising:
LLB, BA University of Canterbury.
David joined Russell McVeagh as a graduate in 2000 before leaving in 2004 to join the Real Estate team at Clifford Chance in London.
He rejoined Russell McVeagh in early 2009 and became a partner in 2010.
Before becoming Russell McVeagh Board Chair in 2024, he'd served as a member on the Board since 2022.
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