Partner, Auckland

Board of Management

David Thomson



David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholding arrangements and commercial contracts.  David has more than 20 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 also regularly advises public sector clients on commercial issues and projects, including The University of Auckland, Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Predator Free 2050 and New Zealand Blood Service.


Work highlights

Advising Auckland Council

on its 2019 reorganisation and acquisition of various assets and businesses comprising the Auckland waterfront from Panuku Development Auckland

Advising CNZ Group

on the restructure and disestablishment of its national franchise group to create a centralised trading company

Advising Menzies Aviation New Zealand

on its acquisition of Hamilton Aero Maintenance

Advising Cuthbert Stewart

on its acquisition of Energy Solution Providers

Advising LINX Cargo Care Group and C3

on the acquisition of the Pedersen wood chipping and wood yard management businesses in New Zealand and Australia from Maui Capital

Advising DKSH

on its acquisition of the beverage brands and business of Davies Foods


Alternate contacts

Simon Vodanovich

Simon Vodanovich

Consultant, Auckland

Simon specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the laws relating to financial markets conduct. He advises on…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7032
  • M +64 21 612 810


Lisette Hood

Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7037
  • M +64 27 220 5123


Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0769
  • M +64 21 818 142