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.
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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.
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