David Smith

David Smith

Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 27 370 1434

M:+64 4 498 4935

E:David.Smith@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB, BA(Hons), Victoria University of Wellington

Admitted

2014

David specialises in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on data protection and ICT projects.

David has a strong interest in technology law and works with a range of clients, including those in telecommunications, banking, the creative industries, and the public sector. He regularly advises clients in relation to data protection, commercial contracting and consumer protection laws, and also has a background in public law.

Before joining Chapman Tripp, David worked for e-commerce platform Trade Me and another major New Zealand law firm.

Relevant experience

David has:

  • advised Trade Me on its launch of its “Ping" instant payment system, its investment in fund-distribution platform Sharesies, and its strategic arrangement with an Australian fintech firm
  • advised on privacy-related aspects of a bid to acquire an Australasian credit reporting and finance business
  • advised on corporate governance matters as company secretary for a start-up job recruitment platform
  • advised on a range of data protection issues, including in relation to consumer-facing privacy notices, data commercialisation and analytics, cloud storage, and public-sector information disclosure requests
  • regularly advised on compliance with consumer protection laws and the Advertising Standards Authority codes, and
  • assisted with reviews conducted by public sector agencies, including in relation to copyright, open banking, privacy, and search and surveillance laws. 

Corporate & commercial

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