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Ian Davis
Consultant, Head of Private Wealth
An experienced professional in corporate and commercial law, providing strategic advice to businesses in Australia and overseas. I deal widely in the negotiation and structuring of corporate and tax aspects of multinational and Australian joint ventures, particularly mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, reconstructions, and capital raisings.
  • +61 3 8608 2897
  • +61 411 184 228

A very experienced public company Director, I am a high level strategic advisor to businesses, corporations and high net-worth family groups across Asia, in Australia, and internationally. I have sat on public company boards for over 20 years, both in the capacity as Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director.

I am one of the firm’s key advisors on all matters relating to China. I draw upon my extensive involvement with Asian commercial enterprises, especially in China and Japan, as well as Australian corporates and investors formulating business strategies for Asia.

Well recognised as a mediator, I have often been appointed at the request of corporations to mediate in large-scale commercial disputes.

Career highlights

  • I mediated and successfully settled the $85 million Occidental and Regal litigation, which involved 28 parties and more than 100 claims and cross claims. The number of parties involved and multiplicity of claims made the mediation process, in this instance, quite unique.
  • I successfully negotiated and assisted in the high profile takeover of Zenyth Therapeutics by CSL Limited.
  • I am advising and assisting in relation to numerous Australian Securities Exchange listings and capital raisings.
  • I am acting for a number of BRW Rich 200 List families in all aspects of their business and personal affairs, including succession planning and intergenerational wealth transfer.