David is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Projects group.

    David’s practice focuses on advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on local and international leveraged, acquisition, syndicated, infrastructure and general finance transactions (both senior and subordinated). David also regularly involves administrators, lenders, companies and other stakeholders in distressed and restructuring transactions.

    Recent experience includes advising KordaMentha as administrators appointed to the Arrium group and also in connection with the MolyCop dual-track sale process (winner of Australasian Law Awards 2017 Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year). He also advised the lenders in connection with the Hastings consortium’s A$10.3 billion long-term lease of the TransGrid business, which represents one of the largest infrastructure (and lending) transactions in recent history.

    Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, David worked at Latham & Watkins in London and also spent several years as an associate at White & Case in London. David also spent 9 months on secondment with Goldman Sachs’ restructuring and acquisition finance team in London.

    David holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is also qualified in England and Wales.

    David was recognised for Banking and Finance Law.


    David was recognised for leveraged and acquisition finance transactions.

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019