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 2015 ranks Dean in the top tier of lawyers in technology, media and telecommunications, with sources describing him as an "outstanding practitioner". It notes Dean has extensive experience advising both private and public sector clients, and clients applaud his "comprehensive advice and tight, uncluttered drafting style".


BCom, LLB(Hons), University of Canterbury


1995 New Zealand

International Career

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