Mr David Gould > Anthony Harper > Christchurch, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Anthony Harper
Level 9, Anthony Harper Tower
Worcester Boulevard
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate Advisory


Partner | Corporate Advisory


David has wide experience acting on a range of corporate and commercial projects for New Zealand and overseas based clients. He 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.

David 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.

He 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.

David is ranked as a Leading Individual in the 2019-2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guides.


BCOM (Accounting) | University of Otago; LLB | University of Otago

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

David GouldAnthony Harper

Anthony Harper‘s corporate practice has bolstered its offering with the arrival of corporate and securities expert Andrew Wallace, who joins as a consultant from Lowndes Jordan in Spring 2021, and Matt Smith has been promoted to partner. The practice continues to perform strongly in public M&A, private equity transactions, corporate structuring, joint ventures and capital raisings. The practice is particularly well regarded for its retirement village expertise, which is among the largest specialist practice in New Zealand. Christchurch based ‘standout corporate lawyer’ David Gould has a good mix of intelligence, humility and commerciality’ and managing partner Malcolm Hurley  is noted for his M&A expertise, particularly within the retail sector. Alex Campbell  and Jenny Baldwin, who is the key partner for retirement village-related mandates, as well as senior assistant Jordan Wright , make up other key figures in Auckland. Chris Dann leads the practice from Christchurch. Sam Wilson joined the team from DLA Piper New Zealand in August 2021.