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Buddle Findlay

PWC TOWER, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 358 2555
Fax:
Fax +64 9 358 2055
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com
Buddle Findlay, David Thomson, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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David Thomson

Tel:
Work + 64 9 363 0750
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; Mergers and acquistions

Position

Partner. Specialises in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholding arrangements and commercial contracts.  David has more than 20 years of transactional experience across a wide range of industry sectors. For details about David's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/david-thomson.

Career

David has significant transactional experience across a range of industry sectors. In addition to his transactional work, David advises a number of multi-national companies in respect of their New Zealand businesses.

David also regularly advises public sector clients on commercial issues and projects, including The University of Auckland, Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Tauranga City Council and New Zealand Blood Service.

Education

• LLB, BCom (University of Canterbury)
• Admitted New Zealand 1993


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Buddle Findlay provides 'the highest quality of service and is always thorough, having a deep tool kit and a senior team with valuable experience and rich networks and knowledge in New Zealand'. 'They understand our requirements and always outperform', says a client. The team, which is led by Auckland-based Simon Vodanovich, frequently acts in some of the largest corporate transactions in the market and Vodanovich recently advised Newell Brands on its NZ$660m acquisition of Sistema Plastics. Partners Nick Bragg and Lisette Hood also played key roles in that transaction. Also recommended are Grant Dunn, who has 'very deep knowledge of the market and a good eye for detail'; senior corporate partner David Thomson, who handled a share sale for Geneva Group; and senior associate Benjamin Sutton, who is 'an emerging talent operating in many ways at a partner level - a safe pair of hands'. In Wellington, Steve Nightingale is a standout practitioner and he advised Infratil on the block trade sale of its NZ$237m stake in Metlifecare.

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