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 technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, 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.

David enjoys playing football and cricket with his 4 boys and watching Arsenal FC. He speaks fluent French.
Previous projects have included advising:
  • a care home operator on the purchase of various care homes
  • the majority shareholders of an oil and gas exploration company on corporate governance issues, and then the company itself on its fundraising rounds
  • a boutique hotel chain on an international joint venture
  • a timber treatment business on the sale of its group companies to a US corporation
  • a manufacturing company on the procurement of a major IT system
  • a telecommunications network operator on a joint venture to install and operate a cable network, as well as various customer and supplier agreements
  • 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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