Lawyer profile for Asia-Pacific 2021
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David advises on domestic and international banking and capital markets transactions and the regulation of financial products, services and markets in New Zealand. He specialises in advising on derivative transactions and their regulation.
His experience has included acting for both borrowers and lenders in transactions involving the provision of debt and equity finance to publicly listed companies, state-owned enterprises and statutory corporations. These transactions include club and syndicated loans, MTN and CP programmes, US private placements, private equity acquisitions, securitisations, capital note and hybrid capital instrument issues, and tax-effective structured financing.
David also advises banks, end-users and industry associations on swaps, futures and repos, including as the New Zealand counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Capital Market Association, and the Futures Industry Association, and acting for the New Zealand Bankers' Association in preparing documentation for the banking industry.
David acts for a range of participants in the New Zealand payment systems, including the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, trading banks, clearing and settlement systems, money remitters, and providers of e-commerce platforms.
He is on the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E. Finance), an institution based in The Hague.