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 30 years of transactional experience across a wide range of industry sectors.

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 was a member of Buddle Findlay's board for seven years.

David also regularly advises public sector clients on a broad range of commercial issues, including The University of Auckland, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Predator Free 2050, New Zealand Blood Service, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

Work highlights

Advising Eqwal Group

on its acquisition of TASKA Prosthetics 

Advising McLarens US

on its acquisition of Fire Research Group and its subsequent acquisition of Fire 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