David Patterson

David Patterson

David Patterson

Partner, Wellington

T:+64 4 498 6330

M:+64 27 610 2031

E:david.patterson@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BCA, Victoria University of Wellington;  LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington;  LLM, Harvard University 

Admitted

1983, New Zealand

David specialises in the structuring of commercial transactions and taxation law, with a focus on corporate and international taxation.

David has a proven track record of over 25 years of law practice. He was a leader and member of legal and multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects that were delivered on time and to client requirements. He's also been involved in commercial and tax structuring and financing of a wide range of commercial arrangements and their negotiation and documentation.

David was a partner at an Australasian law firm for 20 years, before joining Chapman Tripp in 2010. He is recommended by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 and is recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Recent experience

David has advised:

  • Shell in relation to its NZ strategic review
  • a NZX listed company on a significant tax dispute settled with IRD on favourable terms
  • an offshore infrastructure investor in obtaining IRD binding rulings
  • a NZX listed company on its employee share scheme
  • a Chinese property development group on establishment and financing of operations in NZ, and
  • an NZ corporate investor in relation to offshore investments.
International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Tax

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Infrastructure; Oil & gas

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