Partner, Auckland

David Thomson

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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.

Work highlights

Advising McLarens US

on its acquisition of Fire Research Group

Advising Intel Capital Corporation

on its investment in Quantifi Photonics

Advising an investor in Strong Parts Group

Advising ASX listed Autosports Group

on its acquisition of the Auckland City BMW including the BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce vehicle dealerships in Auckland

Advising a consortium of private investors

on the acquisition of a majority stake in Rakaia Engineering

Advising New Zealand loss adjusting and claims management firm CNZ Group

on the 2020 sale of all shares in CNZ Group to McLarens

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