David Clarke. Director at Avid Legal

P +64 27 244 5658
E david.clarke@avid.legal

Dave is a director of the firm specialising in corporate and commercial law. He provides clear and effective advice to assist clients achieve their commercial objectives.

Dave advises on M&A, joint ventures, alliance and other commercial transactions across a wide range of industries and sectors including telecommunications, technology, energy, Defence and infrastructure. He is also highly experienced in advising on major procurements, operational and structural governance issues and regulatory compliance.

Dave acts for clients in both the private and public sectors, including advising clients dealing with Government. He is also on the boards of charitable trusts in the sport and social development sectors, and on two major government Project Boards.


2018 – present Director Avid.Legal
2016-2018 Independent commercial/legal consultant
1995-2016 Russell McVeagh (partner since 2001)


Admitted to practice in New Zealand in 1995
Member of New Zealand Institute of Directors
LLB(Hons) Victoria University of Wellington
BSC, PGDip, Otago University