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Russell McVeagh
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate Advisory




David has extensive experience leading clients through all aspects of complex corporate and commercial transactions, with a focus on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He has developed a confident, common sense approach in his 20-year career in corporate law and is regarded as a highly-capable and focused expert.

David is the firm’s National Practice Group Chair for Corporate Advisory and has previously acted as Chair of Russell McVeagh’s board. He joined Russell McVeagh as a solicitor in 1999. He spent five years polishing his international commercial law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills in London.

David returned to Russell McVeagh in 2006 and became a partner in 2007.


LLB, BA, University of Auckland.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

David HoareRussell McVeagh

Financial services, private equity, infrastructure and government and public sector are some of Russell McVeagh‘s key areas of activity for corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and ECM transactions. David Hoare chairs the national practice from Auckland where he draws on over 20 years’ experience, he advises a cross section of high profile clients, among them Pacific Equity Partners and Fonterra, on all aspects corporate and commercial transactions. Joe Windmeyer‘s practice focuses on M&A and securities work, which is complemented by Ben Paterson ’s, David Raudkivi’s and Dan Jones’ experience in private equity and public M&A. Cath Shirley-Brown is another top partner for public and private M&A, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and acting for central and local government entities. All lawyers are based in Auckland. Mei Fern Johnson in Wellington is recognised for her expertise in investment in (and procurement of) infrastructure, technology, transport and energy projects.