Associate - Whangarei
Dan handles a wide range of commercial legal matters, including commercial contract negotiation and drafting, finance, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, corporate structuring, insolvency and restructuring. Dan is also developing a property practice and handles commercial leases and property transactions, including advising clients on the Overseas Investment Act.
With a background Māori studies, and a keen appreciation of environmental issues, Dan also hopes to bridge gaps in New Zealand’s mining sector, potentially a very valuable part of Northland's future economy.
Dan is client focused, prioritises commercial solutions and is an able legal strategist who is used to learning on the hoof for clients with varied business interests across many jurisdictions.
Dan began his career with Swarbrick Dixon in Hamilton, specialising in local government and regional body work. He then developed as a corporate lawyer working at Quigg Partners in Wellington. The next move was to London and a small private practice specialising in corporate insolvency and restructuring. After three years, whilst still in London, Dan moved on to working in the mining sector as an in-house counsel for Australian mining entrepreneurs on the acquisition, promotion, financing and sale of mining and oil and gas ventures across the globe, but with a particular focus on Africa. He relocated back to New Zealand at the end of 2011 and continued to do this work from Leigh for two years, before joining WRMK in January 2014.
Dan and his family live on a 22 hectare lifestyle farm at Parua Bay and enjoy Northland’s beaches. In years gone by, Dan was a rower and he hopes to put the oar in the water again with his old pair partner who is also in Whangarei. Dan is also a keen (but would not say skilled) surfer.
Qualifications: MA (Hons), LLB, University of Waikato
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