David has driven several novel capital raisings and public company takeover financings, including bond issues by capital constrained co-operatives and mutuals and Australia’s first executed hostile takeover (P2P) of an ASX listed entity by private equity.
He has led or co-led legal teams on some of Australia’s largest energy and infrastructure deals and acquisition financings. In doing so, he assisted a number of international organisations investing for the first time in Australia in setting up their Australian investment and debt structures.
David’s broad-based finance expertise is widely acknowledged with international peer guides such as Chambers, Expert Guides and IFLR naming him as a leading lawyer in categories such as acquisition finance, project finance, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Some long-standing clients include Affinity Equity Partners, Australian Unity, Coles Group, Elders, NAB, CBA and Westpac.
He is a frequent speaker and commentator on developments in corporate finance and global banking regulation.
David holds an MBA (with High Honors) from the University of Chicago and ranked within the top 5% of Chicago Booth's 2002 global graduate class.