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 structuring commercial transactions and taxation law, focussing on corporate and international taxation.

With a proven track record of over 25 years, David has led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex projects on time and to client requirements. He has also been involved in commercial and tax structuring and financing, negotiation and documentation for a wide range of commercial arrangements.

Before joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, he was a partner at an Australasian law firm for 20 years.

David is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and as a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Shell in relation to its New Zealand 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 New Zealand
  • a New Zealand corporate investor in relation to offshore investments.
International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Tax

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Infrastructure; Oil & gas

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