David is a consultant specialising in corporate restructuring and tax litigation.
In addition to corporate advisory work and advising on tax policy issues, he has advised on the resolution of disputes with the Inland Revenue Department and appeared as counsel during tax litigation cases.
David's corporate advisory experience includes structuring or restructuring corporate organisations, structuring joint ventures involving either New Zealand or off-shore participants and the acquisition and disposition of assets. He also advises on the use of trusts both domestically and for international clients.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 names David as the highest ranking tax lawyer in New Zealand, saying "sources regard him as particularly knowledgeable where contentious taxation matters are concerned." The 2012 edition states he "has always been outstanding." David is also ranked as a leading individual in tax in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2011/2012, World Tax 2011 and Who's Who Legal 2011.
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland
LLM, University of British Colombia
1975 New Zealand