David Selkirk

David Selkirk

DDI: (+64 9) 915 2421
Email: david.selkirk@fortunemanning.co.nz

LLB, BCom 1977
Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand

Legal Secretary
Michelle Edge
DDI: (+64 9) 915 2976
Email: michelle.edge@fortunemanning.co.nz

“David was a partner in Fortune Manning for over 30 years in its commercial and property department. David became a consultant in May 2016.”


  • The first area is concerned with business acquisitions and disposals (both assets and shares), mergers and due diligence associated with those transactions
  • In addition David acts for multinationals in respect of their operations in New Zealand, including their business acquisitions, disposals, Overseas Investment Office approvals and Commerce Commission aspects
  • The second principal area of David’s practice is that of commercial property purchases, sales and development including subdivisions, apartments and multi-level developments
  • Often associated with such transactions are financing arrangements and the legal structuring of such developments
  • Also included in this area, David has extensive experience in relation to securities and financing acting for both lenders and borrowers

The third principal area of David’s practice is:

  • General contractual work for commercial enterprises including leasing
  • Licensing, franchising, distribution arrangements, trademarking, foreign investment
  • And acting for New Zealand companies and multi-nationals in respect of their New Zealand operations