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David Inglis
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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.

27 October 2014

The Australian Government has released its interim report, the Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper, which reflects the wishes and suggestions from almost 700 stakeholder submissions. The Green Paper is the first major output of the comprehensive analysis of the Australian agricultural industry commissioned last year; it outlines nine key policy principles and dozens of ideas aiming which if implementedwill change the face of Australian agriculture forever.

3 June 2014

The long-running dispute between genetically modified canola farmer, Michael Baxter, and his neighbour, organic farmer Steve Marsh, was watched closely by interested parties globally, and highlighted the growing conflict of interests and rights between organic and GM farmers. However, despite the importance of the judgment, the case has failed to provide any real certainty for the agribusiness industry.

11 April 2014

Australia's conclusion of two free trade deals with South Korea and Japan this week are likely to present significant opportunities in the agricultural sector, and reflect an increasing interest in Australian agriculture from overseas parties.

6 December 2013

On 27 November 2013, the New South Wales Parliament passed the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (NSW) (Act). The Act consolidates the Motor Dealers Act 1974 (NSW) and the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980 (NSW) into one cohesive piece of legislation and introduces new provisions regulating the relationships between NSW motor dealers and motor vehicle manufacturers.

29 November 2013

Today, the Treasurer announced an order under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) blocking Archer Daniels Midland's proposed acquisition of GrainCorp on the basis that it is contrary to Australia's national interest. The Treasurer could have allowed the proposed acquisition to proceed with or without conditions but chose not to do so.

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