Darryl is a partner in Jackson Russell’s Business Law team. His areas of legal speciality are mergers and acquisitions, franchising, securities, and general corporate and commercial law.
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Darryl has over 20 years' experience of advising on, structuring and negotiating commercial transactions across a range of industry sectors. He specialises in contract negotiations, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and securities, and general corporate and commercial law. Darryl is focused on providing effective commercial solutions in a New Zealand and international business environment.
Darryl works with companies across a range of sectors, including food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, derivatives, business services and import/export sectors. His clients range from privately-held and family-owned business and investors through to subsidiaries of NZX listed companies, private equity owned companies and subsidiaries of multi-national companies. His international experience includes working in the London office of leading global law firm Allen & Overy.
Darryl leads Jackson Russell’s franchise law team that helps established franchisors and businesses looking to franchise their business. Darryl is an active member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand. He is a member of both FANZ’s Board and FANZ’s Legislation and Government Liaison committees.
Darryl has a law degree (with honours) and a commerce degree from the University of Canterbury. In his spare time he enjoys trail running (including ultramarathons), mountain biking and spending quality time with his wife and children.