Justice Black has confirmed in his written reasons for judgment in Re Nexus Energy Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement)  NSWSC 1910 (Nexus) the utility of section 444GA to achieve debt for equity restructures of listed companies.
David is a corporate lawyer with considerable experience in large-scale public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate restructuring transactions. His broad practice extends to all aspects of corporate law, including distressed M&A and debt-for-equity exchange transactions, in respect of which he is a market leader.
David’s clients include Viva Energy Australia, Vitol, Westpac Banking Corporation, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd, Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners. He also regularly assists financial advisory firms and offshore investment funds to structure their most complex corporate transactions.
David has acted on some of Australia’s largest and most complex corporate transactions, including advising:
Takeover bids and schemes of arrangement
Cross-border private M&A transactions
Complex corporate restructurings | Distressed M&A situations
Equity capital markets
David regularly writes on issues pertinent to his areas of practice, including co-authoring chapters in ‘Getting The Deal Through - Mergers & Acquisitions’ and ‘Navigating M&A Deals in the Asia-Pacific’.
Professional recognition and memberships
David is recognised by Best Lawyers as one of Australia’s leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers and for his expertise in distressed situations.
He has previously been nominated as a finalist in the Australian Dealmaker of the Year category at the Lawyers Weekly Law Awards in recognition of his transactional expertise.
David has undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Law (First Class Honours) and a Master of Laws.
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