David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance, shareholding arrangements and commercial contracts. David has more than 25 years of transactional experience across a wide range of industry sectors.
In addition to his transactional work, David advises a number of multi-national companies in respect of their New Zealand businesses.
David has significant corporate governance experience, and is an independent director of the NZX listed company Property for Industry. He recently completed seven years as a member of the board of Buddle Findlay.
David regularly advises public sector clients on a broad range of commercial issues and projects, including The University of Auckland, Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Victoria University of Wellington, Predator Free 2050 and New Zealand Blood Service.
"M&A specialist David Thomson has 'great market insight'. A ‘sound and practical’ M&A specialist."
"David managed a process that had many moving parts very professionally. He provided solutions all along the way and was instrumental in getting the deal agreed and finalised."
Advising New Zealand loss adjusting and claims management firm CNZ Group
on the 2020 sale of all shares in CNZ Group to McLarens
on its 2020 acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor Axieo in Australia and New Zealand
on its 2020 acquisition of field market provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand
Advising Cuthbert Stewart
on its 2020 sale of Energy Solution Providers
Advising the majority shareholders of Cuthbert Stewart
on the 2020 sale of their shares to APS Industrial Pty
Advising NYSE listed PolyOne Corporation
(now renamed Avient), a leading global provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, on the New Zealand aspects of its 2020 purchase of Clariant's global