David specialises in structuring commercial transactions and taxation law, focusing on corporate and international taxation.

With a proven track record of over 25 years, David has led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex projects on time and to client requirements. He has also been involved in commercial and tax structuring and financing, negotiation and documentation for a wide range of commercial arrangements.

Before joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, he was a partner at an Australasian law firm for 20 years.

David is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and as a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Shell on its New Zealand strategic review.
  • Assisted an NZX-listed company on a significant tax dispute settled with Inland Revenue on favourable terms.
  • Helped an offshore infrastructure investor obtain Inland Revenue binding rulings.
  • Advised an NZX-listed company on its employee share scheme.
  • Assisted a Chinese property development group establish and finance operations in New Zealand.
  • Acted for a New Zealand corporate investor in relation to offshore investments.