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Anthony Harper

LEVEL 6, CHORUS HOUSE, 66 WYNDHAM STREET, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6400
Fax:
Fax +64 9 920 9599
Email:
Web:
www.anthonyharper.co.nz
Auckland, Christchurch
Anthony Harper, David Gould, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Tel:
Work +64 3 364 3811
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Anthony Harper

Work Department

Corporate Advisory

Position

Partner - Corporate Advisory

Career

David has wide experience acting on a range of corporate and commercial projects for New Zealand and overseas based clients. He has particular expertise on acquisitions, sale and merger transactions, corporate restructurings, equity placements, management shareholding structures, and the legal issues faced by manufacturers and exporters.

David is regularly sought out by overseas based clients needing help with acquisitions or setting up New Zealand businesses, and often works closely as part of the project team from inception to completion.

As well as project work, David regularly advises on key commercial contracts including supply agreements, procurement contracts, manufacturing agreements, agency and distribution arrangements, logistics contracts, service agreements, IP licensing, and joint venture and shareholder agreements.
Many of David's clients have worked with him for more than a decade, and are attracted to his ability to understand their businesses and negotiate and secure pragmatic real world outcomes that balance the legal detail and risk with their commercial objectives.

David is recommended as 'commercial, practical and technically astute' in the 2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory.

Languages

English

Education

Otago University Bachelor of Commerce (1988) Bachelor of Laws (1990)

Admitted: 1991. David worked for Harkness Henry prior to joining Anthony Harper in 1997. He was admitted as a partner in 2000 and was Managing Partner form 2007 - 2011.

He has been the Head of our Corporate Advisory team since 2011.

Leisure

Boating, Biking, Surfing


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients are ‘very happy with the service’ from Anthony Harper, which is headquartered in Christchurch. David Gould leads the team, in which ‘quiet achiever’ Chris Dann and senior associate Megan Compton (who is ‘very knowledgeable and has a good manner’) are praised by clients. The Auckland team, including managing partner Malcolm Hurley and the ‘pragmatic and helpfulGeoff Hosking, is also recommended. Hurley advised Hilton Haulage on the investment of new capital from Ngāi Tahu for a 50% stake in the company, and acted for property and equity investment company Tailorspace Investments in the acquisition of a stake in New Zealand’s largest residential homebuilder Mike Greer Homes. Hosking acted for The Selwyn Foundation in a NZ$250m social housing joint venture with Auckland Council. The firm also counts Lyttelton Port Company, Soletanche Freyssinet and Scales Corporation among its clients.

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