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Bryce Davey

Bryce Davey


To make an appointment, please contact Melinda Dowling-Mitchell melinda.dowling-mitchell@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Otago.


Recommended Lawyer for Bios 2026    The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2055 Recommended Lawyer 2022 Legal 520

Bryce is a partner at Tompkins Wake with over 27 years’ experience.  He is a specialist corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in advising clients on buying, selling and investing in businesses.  In addition, Bryce regularly advises clients on a wide range of commercial matters including contracts, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance issues.

Bryce’s approach is to provide concise and solution-focused advice containing clear recommendations.  His style is constructive as he does not believe that his clients’ interests are served by a combative, overly technical or legalistic approach.  He provides excellent client service through strong project management and communication skills and brings a commercial and practical approach to legal issues.

Bryce builds long and trusted relationships with clients.  He seeks to develop a deep understanding of his client’s businesses in order to provide pragmatic and commercial solutions to legal issues.  Bryce is the relationship partner responsible for a number of corporate clients.  In this role, he takes responsibility for ensuring that service delivery consistently meets high standards and advice remains solutions focused.

Bryce is noted as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific and as a notable practitioner for Mergers & Acquisitions in the IFLR1000.

Areas of expertise

  • Capital Raising
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Due Diligence
  • Executive Share Schemes
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Insolvency

Other Credentials

  • New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • Finalist for Mid Market Deal of the Year, New Zealand Law Awards 2016
  • Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024


  • Advising various New Zealand private equity funds in relation to their respective investments in, and subsequent exits from companies such as Hirepool, Guardian Healthcare, Tiri Group, Tegel Foods and Norfolk Group.
  • Advising Babcock in relation to a long-term Dockyard Management Contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Navy vessels at the Devonport Naval Base.
  • Advising Flooring Brands Limited on the sale of Carpet Court New Zealand to Allegro Private Equity.
  • Advising the shareholders of Apex Valves Limited on the sale of 80 per cent of the company to Watts Water Technologies Inc., a US multi-national.
  • Advising the shareholders of Masport in relation to the sale of its shares to AL-KO Kober SE, a German multi-national.
  • Advising on the sale of the business of Electrical Supply Corporation to J.A. Russell Limited.
  • Acting on the purchase of the shares in Winc New Zealand, a large office supplies business.
  • Advising the Administrators of Wirecard NZ on the sale of its business to Change Financial, an ASX listed company.
  • Acting for the purchaser of Hallls Group, a leading transport business.
  • Advising the shareholders of Tree Scape, a large arboriculture business, on its sale to Asplundh.
  • Acting on several joint ventures in the clean technology space.
  • Advising NZME Radio on its acquisition of the radio broadcasting business of Central Lakes Media.
  • Advising the Receivers of Ecolibrium Biologicals Holdings on the sale of that company’s assets.
  • Acting for Netvalue on its acquisition of the Infusion Group.
  • Acting for UMZ (NZ) Limited, a facilities management business, on the sale of its business to Recreational Services.


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