David Smith David Smith

David Smith
Senior Solicitor

Corporate & commercial

David specialises in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on data protection and ICT projects.

He has a strong interest in technology law and works with a range of clients, including those in telecommunications, banking, the creative industries, and the public sector. David regularly advises clients in relation to data protection, commercial contracting and consumer protection laws, and also has a background in public law.

Before joining Chapman Tripp, David worked for e-commerce platform Trade Me and another major New Zealand law firm. He is currently studying towards a Master of Laws in privacy law.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Trade Me, on the launch of its “Ping” instant payment system, its investment in fund-distribution platform Sharesies, and its strategic arrangement with an Australian fintech firm.
  • Acted for Kiwibank, on contract matters relating to its service agent network, and on its arrangements for the RealMe service.
  • Advised New Zealand Post, on contracts for implementation and hosting of core business software, and in relation to privacy and customer terms.
  • Advised Airways, on its tower digitisation project, and in relation to a strategic services partnership.
  • Advised on a range of data protection issues, including in relation to consumer-facing privacy notices, data commercialisation and analytics, cloud storage, and information disclosure requests.


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