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, New Zealand

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

He 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. David 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. He is currently studying towards a Master of Laws in privacy law.

Relevant experience

David has advised:

  • Trade Me, on the launch of its “Ping” instant payment system, its investment in fund-distribution platform Sharesies, and its strategic arrangement with an Australian fintech firm
  • Kiwibank, on contract matters relating to its service agent network, and on its arrangements for the RealMe service
  • New Zealand Post, on contracts for implementation and hosting of core business software, and in relation to privacy and customer terms
  • Airways, on its tower digitisation project, and in relation to a strategic services partnership
  • Powerco, on the Electricity Authority’s proposed Default Distributor Agreement, and on privacy and data access matters
  • GNS Science, on privacy law and official information queries
  • FINNZ, on the rollout of fisheries catch monitoring equipment and software
  • Overseer, on privacy and contract related matters for its farm data management system
  • Parliamentary Service, in relation to its internal IT contracting
  • on a range of data protection issues, including in relation to consumer-facing privacy notices, data commercialisation and analytics, cloud storage, and information disclosure requests
  • on compliance with consumer protection laws and the Advertising Standards Authority codes, and
  • on regulatory reviews, including in relation to copyright, open banking, privacy, and search and surveillance laws.

Corporate & commercial

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