I believe experienced in-house lawyers with a deep understanding of the businesses they are working alongside deliver tremendous value. I am an experienced senior commercial lawyer with more than 17 years of commercial and corporate legal experience spanning a broad variety of in-house and private practice roles in New Zealand and the UK. My pragmatic, commercial and solutions-focused approach to advising clients has been shaped by my diverse in-house legal experience working with businesses and senior leadership teams in the technology, media, telecommunications, energy and infrastructure, intellectual property and professional services sectors in New Zealand and internationally, and by my experiences successfully establishing and running my own businesses.
I enjoy the variety of work that being an in-house lawyer brings, and the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of my clients and their businesses so that I can achieve optimal commercial and legal outcomes.
New Zealand Rugby, FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, Fonterra Co-operative Group
KPMG | Associate General Counsel
Sky Network Television | Senior Legal Counsel
Vector Ltd | Senior Legal Counsel
Sky UK Ltd | Legal Advisor
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts | Corporate/Commercial Solicitor
Baldwins Intellectual Property | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- General commercial
- Contract negotiation and drafting
- Corporate governance and company secretarial
- Technology, media and telecommunications
- Procurement and operations
- Privacy and data protection
- Intellectual property
What Daniel Gilchrist's clients say
Dan has been an absolute lifesaver for us. He has taken over a considerable workload and provided very high-quality and professional advice. He is a great addition to our team and has provided fantastic support across multiple business units.
Acting General Counsel, NZ Rugby