David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law.
He represents banks and financial institutions in the areas of general transactional banking, syndications, structured finance and structured property finance. His advisory practice includes acting for financial institutions and other credit providers on personal property and consumer credit law.
David advises domestic and foreign banks, insolvency professionals, corporate trustees, Crown entities and other organisations on restructures, workouts and on the full range of insolvency assignments. He is a regular presenter at conferences domestically and internationally and is at the vanguard of insolvency law reform in New Zealand. He is a contributing author to New Zealand's leading insolvency law reference text Heath and Whale on Insolvency.
"Considered the leading restructuring lawyer in the whole of New Zealand without a doubt."
"Having a trusted legal adviser is really important to us. Buddle Findlay gives great legal advice and service and we have a very strong relationship built over many years."
- Restructuring Turnaround and Insolvency Association of New Zealand (Past-Chairman, Committee Member and inaugural Life Member)
- INSOL International (immediate past-Director (NZ), Member)
- Banking and Financial Services Law Association (Member)
as administrators of Postie Plus
Advising the Abano Group
on its trans-Tasman corporate borrowing programme
as receivers of Pacific T&R
Advising the Banking Syndicate
on the financing programme for the Todd Property Group and the Todd Wine Group
as receivers of VNC Cocktails
as Security Trustee for the Mediaworks Senior Lenders