David leads Hicksons corporate and commercial practice group with a key practice focus to advise on legal issues relating to complex technology transactions.
With more than 18 years’ experience, he can develop, negotiate and successfully implement large, complex contracts, particularly for complicated enterprise projects with far-reaching implications.
David advises on and drafts a range of commercial agreements and is recognised for his skills in drafting plain English documents that are concise, easy to use and support smooth transactions.
He also advises on information technology transactions, including drafting service-related software license and development, outsourcing, maintenance and support and facilities management agreements and professional services contracts.
David serves as the company secretary on the boards of several Australian companies and provides legal insight and regulatory advice on the Corporations Act and Australian Stock Exchange compliance, including advising on issues such as directors’ duties, corporate governance and continuous disclosure.
David holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees and a graduate diploma of applied corporate governance through Chartered Secretaries Australia and is a qualified corporate governance professional and Harvard-trained negotiator.
He joined Hicksons in September 1999 and is admitted to practice in NSW.