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David Inglis

A broadly experienced corporate lawyer with strong international credentials, David Inglis advises private and public sector clients on a wide range of general corporate and commercial matters and mergers and acquisitions. David has experience working within Australia, China and the South East Asian region. He has an extensive background in advising on international trade matters and has expertise in Asian legal regimes.

David provides commercial advice to clients across a range of industries and sectors, including agribusiness, automotive, manufacturing, technology, media and telecommunications, and retirement villages and aged care.

David’s focus is on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, insurance and corporate risk and international trade. Areas of speciality include joint ventures, partnerships, company structuring and related commercial arrangements, management and leverage buy-outs, contractual arrangements, private equity raising, venture capital, supply and distribution, commercial licensing and intellectual property licensing. David is Chairman of the firm's International Trade Group.

David’s longstanding clients include Air Liquide Australia, Invensys PLC, Hertz Group, Lend Lease, Futuris Automotive, Manheim Auction Group, Ferro Group, Ford Motor Company and Robert Bosch.

David is Chairman of the Melbourne office. He has published and presented extensively on issues and developments relevant to the industries he works in and, more generally, on doing business in Asia.

10 August 2016

The passing of the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 which commences from 12 November 2016 extends unfair contract protections that are currently available to consumers to small business contracts.

19 May 2016

The recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is highly relevant to Australian higher education providers considering operating overseas, particularly in key South East Asian markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. This article will help you become familiar with the key changes introduced by the TPP so that you are well positioned to take advantage of increased market access and investment protection regimes.

1 March 2016

The signing of the TPP on 4 February 2016 marked the end of a lengthy period of arduous and complex negotiations for the 12 signatory States. Sustaining the political will that drove the negotiations will be essential if the TPP is going to pass through domestic ratification processes and enter into force.

21 September 2015

MinterEllison is acting as Australian counsel on the largest-ever industrial property deal in Australia

9 February 2015

In this edition of Trade Law Focus, we look at "Navigating a minefield - Australia's defence export controls and sanctions regimes on products"