David Coull

Partner Wellington

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​​​​​​​​David advises on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, the negotiation of commercial contracts, joint ventures, and regulatory matters. He has a reputation for delivering robust commercial outcomes for his clients, getting transactions completed, dispute management, and effective representation of clients with regulators.

David was a finalist for New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, transactions led by David won M&A Deal of the Year and overall New Zealand Deal of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards.​​

Work highlights

Vector Metering
Acting for a bidder on the sale by Vector of its Vector Metering business, which sold for in excess of NZ$2 billion.

Acting for FountainVest on its purchase of the Ziwi business by way of a competitive auction process.

Todd Corporation
Acting for Todd on several of its recent M&A transactions, including the purchase of the Kapuni interest from Shell, its purchase of the Kapuni processing facilities from Vector, its sale of its LPG business to Genesis, the sale of its residual Maui interests to OMV, and the sale of its Maari interest to Horizon.

AGL Energy
Acting for AGL on the sale of all of its New Zealand assets by way of several transactions over a 2 year period.

First Gas - Gas Transmission Access Code
Acting for First Gas on the design and negotiation of its Gas Transmission Access Code, an industry-wide code relating to its gas infrastructure.

NZOG takeover
Acting for Eyal Ofer's O.G. Oil & Gas (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. on its contested partial takeover in respect of NZOG and the subsequent​ scheme of arrangement to acquire the remaining shares.