David specialises in corporate and commercial law. His broad practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures and shareholding arrangements, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, company law advice and franchises.
David has transactional experience across a wide 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 the shareholders of the Smartrak group
of companies in Australasia on their sale of the group to Constellation Software
Advising the management team of PFIM
on the internalisation of the management of Property for Industry
Advising Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Council
in relation to the 100 year joint venture with Selwyn Foundation relating to the housing portfolio for older persons, creating the new business Haumaru Auckland
Advising Sky Television
on its proposed NZ$3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand
Advising Panuku Development Auckland
in relation to Westhaven Marina and Hobson West Marina issues including all aspects of implementation of the Westhaven Plan and a range of other marina related projects
on its increased investment in ANZCO Foods