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David is the firm's Managing Partner and head of our Corporate group which encompasses corporate/M&A, mining, energy and resources and litigation and dispute resolution. In this role, David provides representation and advises clients in negotiations and transactions across a diverse range of legal and commercial matters and manages key client relationships within the broader partnership. Prior to founding Dowd & Co in 2010, David worked alongside some of Australia's most respected pre-eminent legal practitioners at leading law firms Clayton Utz and DLA Phillips Fox. David applies the same dedication, specialist expertise and strategic proactive approach expected of these firms, to the work he now undertakes for clients of Dowd & Co.
David has more than 15 year's experience in transactions and disputes involving banking and finance, trade practices and anti-competitive conduct, building and construction, joint ventures and partnerships, intellectual property and copyright, mining, resources and energy and insolvency and bankruptcy. David regularly advises clients on general corporate and strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, franchising, corporate governance, contentious and non-contentious negotiations and commercial direction.
David is also a Director of several national companies across various sectors which he proactively guides in relation to strategic direction, growth and governance.
David holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).