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.

Dave has consistently been recognised by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review as a leading individual in banking and finance. This includes being recognised as the sole “Star Individual” in New Zealand for both 2017 and 2018 in the area of banking and finance.  Dave is also recognised as a leading lawyer in capital markets, corporate and M&A and restructuring and insolvency by AsiaLaw.

Recent Transactions.

  • Auckland International Airport for various NZ and Australian issuances in addition to the establishment of its A$1 billion Australian debt issuance programme.
  • FlexiGroup in relation to its acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Finance and on its recent acquisition of commercial leasing business Telecom Rentals and Equico.
  • Avanti Finance in respect of its capital structure and the establishment of its securitisation programme.