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

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.