Duncan Cook

LLB, Otago University
Duncan  Cook
Direct Line
+64 7 928 2006
+64 21 745 364

Duncan is a Partner in our Commercial team, who shares his time between our Tauranga and Auckland offices. He joined the firm in 1986, having previously worked for a leading commercial litigation firm in Auckland. Duncan has been practicing since January 1982 and primarily advises corporate clients on a range of commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, service contracts, capital raising and finance.  Duncan also has considerable experience in corporate governance, both as an advisor and as a director, having been a board member of leading companies in the fisheries and building services sectors and of the Tauranga region's economic development body. He currently sits on the board of New Zealand's third largest rest home and hospital provider. Duncan has extensive experience in advising insolvency practitioners on liquidation and receivership matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Sale and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Industry consolidation
  • Insolvency law
  • Finance restructures
  • Corporate governance


  • Institute of Directors
  • INSOL International