Daniel is a co-founder of Flacks & Wong, a specialist corporate law firm. Daniel advises on a broad spectrum of corporate and capital markets transactions, with particular expertise in mid-market M&A, Takeovers Code transactions, complex joint venture and shareholder arrangements, and innovative forms of capital raising (including social bonds and equity crowdfunding).
Daniel is lead legal adviser to a number of NZX-listed companies, including on listing rule and corporate governance matters. Daniel is a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, the independent regulatory body whose role is to consider the conduct of parties regulated by NZX’s market rules and determine penalties for breaches of those rules.
Daniel is in the elite tier of leading individuals for Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023, with a client commenting in the 2020 edition that he “is the best legal partner in our market in my opinion. He can be credited with drafting documentation to solve the needs of clients on several occasions when other legal partners were unable to solve the issues”.
In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023, clients comment that “He is very measured. Composed. And highly competent”, as well as “always adding value and a different perspective.” Daniel is also recognised for his expertise in public M&A and private equity transactions, and equity capital markets matters.
Daniel was a member of the regulatory working group of Capital Markets 2029 (the industry-led review of New Zealand’s capital markets sponsored by the Financial Markets Authority and NZX).
Before co-founding Flacks & Wong, Daniel was a senior associate at Bell Gully in Auckland and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London.