"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.
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.
More from David.
The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced on 21 August 2018 proposing to amend the operation of sunset clauses in off-the-plan contracts by amending the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) (Act).
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 was introduced on 7 February 2018, proposing to introduce a new GST withholding scheme on supply of residential property by amending the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth).