A world of experience

               Our principal lawyer is David Walker.

David is a specialist in corporate and transaction law, including advising on structures, process, M&A, governance and complex documentation.  David has practiced as a partner in firms in Sydney and Melbourne for over 28 years and has extensive experience in and handles or manages all aspects of transactions, including structuring of the commercial deal, due diligence, negotiation of the final terms and documentation preparation.  

David acts for a wide variety of private and public clients, advising at legal and strategic levels.  Examples of David’s experience includes advising:

  • ADM Capital – financing and corporate work for Yeeda Pastoral Company;
  • AE&E Australia – as part of administration, disposal of large scale power station projects (Australia, Noumea);
  • AJ Lucas Group – buying and selling CSG, shale gas (Australia, UK and US) and infrastructure projects, capital raising, debt financing, acquisition of bio-mass power station (Qld), sale of coal and exploration drilling business (Qld, NSW), private equity investment in UK shale gas Cuadrilla Resources, debt facilities, rights issues and equity placements;
  • APA Group – all aspects of buying, constructing, owning and operating (including gas transportation agreements) high pressure gas transmission pipelines (WA, Qld, NSW, SA);
  • Asia Pacific Space Centre – advising on Christmas Island space centre and Darwin projects;
  • BlueScope – gas supply arrangements and steel manufacturing arrangements (NSW);
  • Drillsearch Energy – acquisition, disposal of oil and gas exploration and production tenements (NSW, Qld, SA, PNG, WA);
  • EastWestWorld Private Equity – £2b capital raising;
  • eChoice  – recapitalisation involving placement and rights issue;
  • Elemental Energy Technologies – commercialisation of ocean current turbine technology;
  • Shanghai Zhongfu Group – Ord-East Kimberley Expansion large scale sugarcane project (WA/NT) and acquisition of oil, gas and uranium tenements (WA);
  • Soft Star – advising on Christmas Island Casino;
  • Square1 Group – advising on broker arrangements and joint ventures;
  • Timah Resources – backdoor listing of Malaysian renewable energy business on ASX; and
  • VeroGuard Systems – capital raising and commercialisation of world leading digital authentication identity technology.

David was recognised as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in “Asialaw Leading Lawyers” for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was named as a leading lawyer in the industry and peer rated guide “The ALB Guide: Energy & Resources 2009.”

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