Dean is a transactions and projects lawyer with a broad range of experience.

His expertise and experience covers a wide range of areas, from mergers and acquisitions, public offers, stock exchange listings, company and securities law, private equity and venture capital; to outsourcing, technology contracts, infrastructure and commercialisation of intellectual property.

Dean has a particular interest in the IT and telecommunications sectors.

Chambers Asia Pacific states that "well respected" Dean "has a deep understanding of the relevant markets, and gets in and gets the job done to an exemplary standard with a strong focus on clients' commercial objectives and a minimum of fuss." Dean is described as "very capable and professional" and having wide experience with an approach that is "pragmatic and methodical."


BCom, LLB(Hons), University of Canterbury


1995 New Zealand

International Career

  • Fujitsu Services Limited, London
  • Osborn & Maledon, Phoenix, Arizona, USA