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Grant DavidGrant David

Grant David

Grant David

Consultant

M:+64 27 4410 322

T:+64 4 498 4908

E:grant.david@chapmantripp.com

F:+64 4 472 7111

Location:Wellington

Qualifications:

LLB, University of Auckland

Admitted:

1978, New Zealand

Services

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law, practising principally in all areas of trade, competition law and mergers and acquisitions for major corporate clients.

Grant also has an ongoing practice in public law, regulatory and other government-related matters.

He has particular expertise in relation to the Commerce Act and has been counsel to many parties before the Commerce Commission. He is one of only four New Zealand lawyers currently listed in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. He is also recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016.

Recent experience

Grant has advised:

  • Ministry of Māori Development (Te Puni Kōkiri) on legislation intended to further Māori business interests 

  • some of the largest global firms seeking approval to their expansion within New Zealand, including BHP Steel, International Paper, HJ Heinz Company and Shell International

  • some of the largest home-grown New Zealand companies, including Spark (formerly Telecom) and PGG Wrightson, by providing key strategic advice on commercial, competition law and regulatory matters

  • Wrightson, Williams & Kettle and Pyne Gould Guinness to amalgamate and become PGG Wrightson

  • Lyttelton Ports of Christchurch to pursue its industry rationalisation options

  • Spark in relation to the first two matters brought before the Telecommunications Commissioner in which he provided key strategic advice on commercial, competition law and regulatory matters

  • Spark on the number administration and portability arrangements, and

  • Shell Exploration on the joint selling of gas from the Pohokura field.