David specialises in corporate and commercial law. His practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures and shareholding arrangements, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, franchises and company law advice.
David has significant transactional experience across a range of industry sectors.
David advises a number of multi-national companies in respect of their New Zealand businesses, including Philips, Aon, Henkel, De'Longhi, DKSH, Crawford, and United Parcel Service.
David also regularly advises a number of public sector clients including Auckland Council, Panuku Development Auckland, The University of Auckland, New Zealand Blood Service, the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board, and Massey University Foundation.
"M&A specialist David Thomson has 'great market insight'. A ‘sound and practical’ M&A specialist."
Advising on the sale of the BCS Group
Advising Singapore Post
on the acquisition of Famous Pacific Shipping
on its acquisition of Port of Tauranga's shareholding in C3
Advising SKY Television
on its joint venture with Television New Zealand in relation to the new Igloo business
Advising CCH New Zealand
on its acquisition of the Acclipse business
Advising Wolters Kluwer
on its divestment of the Adis global business