David Hallam

Partner. Melbourne.

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As an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, David is well equipped to navigate his clients through the challenges of highly complex matters.

Whether he is acting on mergers and acquisitions or commercial transactions – David possesses the practical skills, collaborative spirit and wealth of experience that inspires confidence and ensures his clients reap the benefits.

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As an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, David is well equipped to navigate his clients through the challenges of highly complex matters.

Whether he is acting on mergers and acquisitions or commercial transactions – David possesses the practical skills, collaborative spirit and wealth of experience that inspires confidence and ensures his clients reap the benefits.

David’s refreshing approach is most evident in the lead role he played in the sale of the Allco Group’s Aviation Business and the sale of the Timbercorp Group’s forestry assets.

These were highly complex transactions that drew on David’s notable structuring and project management expertise in coordinating other parties and practice groups.

“2014 Melbourne Aviation Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review
David Hallam

David's Expertise

  • Receivers of the Allco Group Acting for the receivers of the Allco Group of companies in relation to the management and sale of the Aviation Business of the Allco Group (“Deal of the Year: Insolvency” nominee, ALB Awards 2010)
  • Receivers of Timbercorp Acting for the receivers of the Timbercorp group of companies in relation to the sale of their forestry assets (“Deal of the Year: Insolvency” nominee, ALB Awards 2010)
  • Queensland Rail and Babcock & Brown Acting for Queensland Rail and Babcock & Brown in relation to the $1.3 billion acquisition of Australian Railway Group.
  • Austereo take over offer by Southern Cross Media Group Limited Advising Southern Cross Media Group in relation to its up to $540 million equity bridge facility and $755 million senior debt facility to finance its take over offer for Austereo Group Ltd.

What others say

  • “Melbourne Aviation Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “Melbourne Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013
  • “With his practical approach to negotiating and influencing outcomes, David has particular strengths in aviation and rail” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/11
  • “Best Lawyer - Insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions and Transportation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Aviation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2012-2014
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Corporate (VIC)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2013

David's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Scholarship Committee Chairman
    UK/Europe Focus Group Member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member