David specialises in banking and finance law and is recognised as New Zealand's pre-eminent derivatives practitioner.
He advises on domestic and international banking and capital markets transactions and the use and regulation of derivative instruments.
His experience has included acting for both borrowers and lenders in transactions involving the provision of debt and equity finance to publicly listed companies, state-owned enterprises and statutory corporations. These transactions include club and syndicated loans, MTN and CP programmes, private equity acquisitions, capital note and hybrid capital instrument issues, and tax-effective structured financing.
He also advises banks, end-users and industry associations on swaps, futures, repos and other derivative instruments, including as the New Zealand counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., the International Capital Market Association and The Futures and Options Association, and acting for the New Zealand Bankers' Association in preparing documentation for the banking industry.
David is named as a leading individual in capital markets by IFLR1000 2013 and is particularly noted for his expertise, with one client saying "he is absolutely first class in his approach and in terms of service delivery." Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 names him as a leading lawyer for banking and finance, with sources describing him as "thorough and professional". He is also named as a leading lawyer in Asia Pacific Legal 500.
LLB(Hons), BCA, Victoria University of Wellington
1990 New Zealand