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Kensington Swan

18 VIADUCT HARBOUR AVE, PRIVATE BAG 92101, AUCKLAND 1142, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 379 4196
Fax:
Fax +64 9 309 4276
Email:
Web:
www.kensingtonswan.com
Auckland, Wellington
Kensington Swan, David Lewis, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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David Lewis

Tel:
Work +64 9 914 7263
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Corporate/commercial, Overseas Investment

Position

Partner

Career

David is a corporate partner working in all areas of corporate and commercial law. David specialist expertise includes: - Corporate law, including corporate governance, restructuring, share schemes and offers. - Mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, overseas investment, competition issues, and amalgamations. - Commercial law, including compliance issues, buying/selling/leasing goods and services, consumer affairs, joint ventures David has extensive experience in certain industry sectors, such as health, gaming, sports, finance, overseas investment and retail. He represents listed companies, local subsidiaries of multi-national companies, and significant private companies and individuals.

Member

David is a director of numerous private companies, and is the current Honorary Consul for Uruguay.

Education

BA, University of Auckland (1982), LLB, (Hons) University of Auckland (1983), Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1983)


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Kensington Swan¬†frequently handles cross-border M&A transactions, as well as a range of domestic acquisitions, joint ventures and asset transfers for both international and local acquirers. It is particularly active in the¬†pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, food, transport and logistics, infrastructure, technology, energy and FMCG sectors. The firm has a notable Asia practice, with senior associate Aaron Patience¬†leading the Japan desk and special counsel Heida Donegan¬†leading the China business group. The firm has a strong team in Auckland, which is led by¬†David Lewis,¬†who counts Johnson & Johnson among his clients. The other key partners are¬†Nick Scott, who recently¬†handled the MBO of a company that provides loyalty and rewards programmes, and¬†Chris Parke, who acted for Persol Holdings Co in the A$778m¬†acquisition of Programmed Maintenance Services, including its NZ$90m of New Zealand assets. The firm has a strong presence in Wellington thanks to¬†David Shillson, who advised¬†Zeta Resources on a partial takeover, and¬†Martin Dalgleish. Consultant Deborah Edmunds¬†leads the¬†MńĀori business practice.

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