Dave Wetherell

Dave Wetherell

Partner since 1991.

Mayne Wetherell from 2004.

Areas of expertise.

– Structured Finance & Securitisation
– Banking & Finance
– Special Situations & Restructuring
– Capital Markets
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Private Equity & Venture Capital


LLB, University of Auckland
BA (Hons, First Class), University of Otago


ddi: +64 9 921 6003
mob: +64 29 590 5860


Dave is one of New Zealand’s leading banking and finance lawyers and is currently recognised by Chambers and Partners as the only star individual in the New Zealand banking and finance market.

In 2011 and 2014 Dave was included in Euromoney’s top 30 structured finance and securitisation lawyers in the world, the only New Zealand lawyer to ever be included.

Recent Transactions.

  • Auckland International Airport, as the first debt issuer to utilise the new quoted financial products exemption in respect of debt securities in the New Zealand market.
  • FlexiGroup in relation to its acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Finance and on its recent acquisition of commercial leasing business Telecom Rentals and Equico.
  • Warehouse Group on the establishment of a securitisation programme to fund its finance group, including the Warehouse credit card receivables.
  • Avanti Finance in respect of its capital structure and the establishment of its securitisation programme.