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As a partner in the Corporate Advisory Group, David focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers, private equity and other corporate transactions.
David has extensive experience on public company transactions, including significant initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, block trades, takeovers and schemes of arrangement.
David also advises sovereign wealth and pension funds on large scale investments in New Zealand, including in the forestry sector.
David's capital markets experience includes advising:
David's M&A and takeover experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland
LLM, Columbia University New York (James Kent Scholar)
David is ranked as a leading Capital Markets lawyer in New Zealand by Best Lawyers® 2019, described in the Legal 500 as a "standout practitioner" for Corporate and M&A and recognised in the 2019 IFLR1000 client feedback - "David has great all-round capital markets expertise and provides excellent client service."
David is admitted to practise in New Zealand and in New York. In 2007 and 2008, David worked in the mergers and acquisitions team at Davis Polk in Manhattan.
David joined Russell McVeagh in 2003, before gaining overseas experience and returning to the firm in 2010. He was promoted to a partner at Russell McVeagh in 2015.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Agribusiness and Food
Health and Aged Care
Partner, Corporate Advisory