"I've never met a lawyer as commercially-minded as David."
He was brought up in a family of entrepreneurs and has a strong commercial awareness when it comes to reviewing and preparing business documents, negotiating transactions and advising on business matters.
He is a considered individual and has extensive experience in assisting clients with various commercial transactions, particularly in property and business acquisitions, intellectual property, cross-border transactions as well as joint ventures.
David is a member of the Commercial Law Advisory Committee and his simulated video during his exam was identified as the best assessment submission covering all relevant aspects of the law, and will be used as an example for new candidates into the future.
Significant commercial and property transaction experience
David has significant experience in conducting due diligence for investors, in the acquisition of business property matters. Recently, he advised an offshore publicly listed company on the acquisition of an Australian company operating a well-known education business.
He also has a wealth of experience advising clients from China. He recently helped a Chinese national company on tendering for a $40m engineering, procurement and construction contract.
From a property perspective, David is experienced in property transactions and commercial/retail leasing.
Active in the Chinese business community
As a child, David moved to Australia from Suzhou, China to complete secondary school at Brighton Grammar School. He then studied at The University of Melbourne completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Juris Doctor.
He has a strong understanding of Chinese business culture and has built many relationships with business people in both Australia and China.
David is a member of the Australian Shanghai Business Association and the Australian Asian Law Association.
He is fluent in both English and Chinese Mandarin.
- Juris Doctor (The University of Melbourne)
- Bachelor of Commerce (The University of Melbourne)
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Eastern Solicitors Law Association
- Australian Asian Law Association
- Australian Shanghai Business Association
- Commercial Law Advisory Committee