David Chisnall

Partner Wellington

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​David has a wealth of negotiating experience, including in the highly political Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi settlement area, and is also the trusted direct New Zealand negotiator for international clients such as Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest hotel accommodation company in the US.

David's strength is to contribute his negotiating and legal experience in a straight forward way to facilitate transactions and obtain commercially valuable outcomes for clients. This is recognised by Asia Law Business who has described him as "client-focused, outcome focused and having vast experience in projects."

Work highlights

Tainui Group Holdings
Advised Tainui Group Holdings on its completed purchase of a half share in Centre Place North, a large retail shopping centre in central Hamilton, as part of a complex joint venture arrangement with Kiwi Property, and on its completed deal for a new office build accommodation for the Accident Compensation Corporation in Hamilton City.

Precinct Properties
Advised Precinct Properties on its significant office redevelopment projects in the Central Government Precinct, Wellington, including finalising the development of Defence House and MPI House and the construction of two new buildings in the precinct, and on the sale of Pastoral House, Wellington.