David Gilbert



David Gilbert

Firm: Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Address:Lumley Centre
88 Shortland Street
Auckland DX CP24061
New Zealand
Phone:64 9 353 9978
Fax:64 9 353 9701
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Local Time:Fri. 18:04
Web site: Direct Page


David is a highly regarded commercial property lawyer who has advised on some of New Zealand’s largest property transactions and developments. With over 20 years experience advising on property acquisitions, property developments and leasing. David has particular expertise in putting together complex acquisition agreements, project contracts, commercial subdivisions, including office, retail and industrial properties, shopping centres and industrial parks.

David has extensive public and private sector experience in due diligences, and the acquisition and disposal of land, retail premises and office complexes. He also has experience advising clients, including the Crown, in the health, military and energy sectors.

David represents major asset managers in their property portfolio requirements from acquisition, including Overseas Investment Office compliance, management and divestment. David reviews and coordinates property leases.

David also specialises in infrastructure projects, with experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom and a focus on Public Private Partnerships (PPP).


Areas of Practice


  • Commercial Law
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Major projects/PPPs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Financing
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate




PPP Funding and Bankability - Speaker at the Conferenz 2011 conference on Provision of Social Infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships




LLB, University of Otago, 1991
BCom, University of Otago, 1990