David Greenslade began his career at Macalister Mazengarb in 1990, as a law clerk and then a solicitor in the firm’s Commercial Department, where he practised until 1994. During that time he worked on a number of major transactions for commercial and government clients of the firm. He left to travel overseas and worked in firms in London (principally on a major rail privatisation and in M&A generally), in the Middle East (on commercial and government matters generally) and has worked on infrastructure projects in India, the UK and Holland. He has a particular interest in negotiating and drafting the documentation required for ongoing commercial and financing arrangements, and has experience in doing this in a range of industry sectors.

David’s practice includes:

  • Advising on IT arrangements (including agreements for the provision of services and development contracts);
  • Advising on the structuring of, and the documentation required for, competitive procurements;
  • Advising in relation to several proposed green field electricity generation projects (including all land acquisition issues);
  • Advising in relation to commercial retail developments;
  • Advising on all aspects of several receiverships and liquidations, and the resulting asset sales;
  • Regulation and compliance;
  • Assisting several major New Zealand unions with their members’ commercial, and financial / investment arrangements;
  • Acting for several transport businesses on an ongoing basis;
  • Advising on, and preparation of all documentation required for, a variety of sales, purchases and restructurings;
  • Structuring and documenting several shareholders’ agreements and share option schemes; and
  • Providing advice on raising capital (including advising on several institutions on compliance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013).

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David Greenslade

David Greenslade – Partner


Qualifications: BA LLB (University of Otago)
Date of Admission: 1990