David Inglis AM
Senior Consultant Corporate, International Trade & Foreign Investment, Melbourne
I am an accomplished corporate lawyer with extensive international experience, having worked on transactions in Australia, China and the Southeast Asian region, advising on international trade matters, including Asian investment in the Australian market.

My work involves assisting private and public sector clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions. I specialise in matters relating to the agribusiness, retirement village and aged care, automotive, manufacturing, media, technology and telecommunications industries.

Longstanding clients include Ascendas-Singbridge, Air Liquide Group, Ferro Group, Frasers Group Singapore, Hertz Group and Manheim and Lendlease.

Career highlights

  • Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust – advised on the acquisition of a logistics real estate portfolio in Australia from GIC and Frasers Property Australia, valued at over $1 billion
  • Sime Darby Group – assisted with the sale and leaseback of a 20 asset industrial property portfolio located in different Australian states
  • Air Liquide Australia – counselled the company on its acquisition of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers’ shareholding in Air Liquide Western Australia
  • Frasers Centrepoint –advised the real estate company on the acquisition of a $340 million Australian portfolio and establish a real estate investment trust
  • A-Gas Orb – advised on the sale of A-Gas International
  • Ridley Corporation – provided corporate advice
  • Australian Unity and Lendlease – assisted with various retirement living and aged care transactions
  • Hertz Group – advised on the sale of its leasing portfolio and provided ongoing corporate advice
  • Chaired MinterEllison Melbourne for eight years, and currently chair MinterEllison’s International Trade Group
  • Helped establish Interplast Australia & New Zealand, supported the organisation and ultimately served as president for eight years, until November 2016