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David Clarke

Com­mer­cial, Com­mer­cial Finance, Cor­po­rate

I am a Cor­po­rate and Com­mer­cial lawyer with exten­sive Merg­ers and Acqui­si­tions, Com­mer­cial Con­tract­ing, Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance, and Cap­i­tal Mar­kets expe­ri­ence. I am com­mit­ted to under­stand­ing my clients’ busi­ness­es and their objec­tives so as to deliv­er time­ly, cost-effec­tive, and com­mer­cial out­comes. I reg­u­lar­ly advise clients on trans­ac­tions that are reg­u­lat­ed by the Cor­po­ra­tions Act and the ASX List­ing Rules.


  • Merg­ers and acquisitions
  • Joint Ven­tures
  • Com­mer­cial contracts
  • Cor­po­rate governance
  • Cap­i­tal markets
  • Cor­po­rate reconstructions

Practice & Industry Sectors

  • M&A & Private Equity
  • Energy & Natural Resources


I have over 30 years of experience in advising and assisting SMEs and listed clients in a number of industries including mining and resources, construction, property, leisure, transport, retail, media, telecommunications and insurance.

Experience includes acting for:

  • Advising an Asia-Pacific professional services group, on its restructuring of an Australian IP firm from a patent attorney and law firm partnership into a corporate group, its debt facility with ANZ, and its IPO and ASX listing
  • Advising a property investment company on its $40 million sale of a significant Cairns-based resort to an Australian real estate and hospitality investor.
  • Advising a company in the print solutions industry, on its $16.5 million acquisition of a group of companies in the sector including advising on funding documents and financial assistance.
  • Advising a company in the health products industry on its $5.6 million acquisition of a number of businesses from external administrators
  • Advising a vocational education and training provider on the aggregation of other vocational education and training providers and IPO and ASX listing
  • Advising on the sale of a privately owned telecommunications provider to a listed telecommunications provider for in excess of $100 million
  • Advising on the acquisition of a large storage company by a listed fund and subsequent acquisitions of further storage facilities
  • Advising on various joint ventures with a listed fund with respect to commercial properties and shopping centres together with development and property management agreements
  • Advising on a 10-year contract to provide fleet marine services to the Department of Defence.

Roles, Membership, and Education

  • Solicitors Admission Board 1986
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Courts of England and Wales

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