David Alizade

David Alizade 350

David is a partner in Jackson Russell’s Business Law team. He has particular expertise in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, technology and intellectual property.

P: +64 9 300 6937
M: +64 21 224 8055
E: david.alizade@jacksonrussell.co.nz

David is a business lawyer with 20 years' experience in private practice and in-house. He works across a broad range of industries, and in particular he specialises in the areas of manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, infrastructure and intellectual property commercialisation. David has extensive international experience and before returning to New Zealand and joining Jackson Russell he was a partner in a UK law firm.

David’s clients range from multi-national companies to family businesses. His clients like his clear, business focused approach.

David graduated with a masters degree in law (honours) from Cambridge University. He is admitted as a solicitor in New Zealand and the UK, and is a Fellow of Governance New Zealand. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in New Zealand 2020 edition for Corporate Law.

David enjoys playing football and cricket with his 4 boys and watching Arsenal FC. He speaks fluent French.

Previous projects have included advising:
  • a shareholder of a hospitality company on the purchase of shares in the company and on related senior and junior debt financing for the purchase
  • a food company on the purchase of  a complementary premium food business
  • a packaging company on its commercial contracts, including in relation to a Chinese joint venture
  • a technology company on its international customer contracts, group structuring arrangements and data protection compliance (including in relation to the EU GDPR)
  • a manufacturing company on the procurement of a major IT system
  • a skincare company on its international trade mark strategy and registrations
  • a product design business on licensing its intellectual property around the world

“Absolutely excellent. You have been one of the best advisers I have worked with. I’ll use words like knowledgeable, thorough, level headed, thoughtful, and considerate of clients’ needs and protection. Without hesitation I would enjoy working with you again.” (CEO, Timber Treatment Company)


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