David Yates

Partner. Perth.

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David Yates

David is experienced in advising clients operating in the key Australian industries of energy and resources; mining services and technology; advanced manufacturing; healthcare; and, financial services.

First and foremost, David is a litigator, and he has acted for clients in a range of court proceedings and other dispute resolution forums in New South Wales and Western Australia including contract disputes, corporations and shareholder actions, and intellectual property infringement claims. He also acts for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in competition and regulatory matters.

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David is experienced in advising clients operating in the key Australian industries of energy and resources; mining services and technology; advanced manufacturing; healthcare; and, financial services.

First and foremost, David is a litigator, and he has acted for clients in a range of court proceedings and other dispute resolution forums in New South Wales and Western Australia including contract disputes, corporations and shareholder actions, and intellectual property infringement claims. He also acts for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in competition and regulatory matters.

David also supports clients, however, with commercial transaction and advisory services in connection with technology acquisition and licensing, technology and intellectual property due diligence and analysis, and intellectual property protection and commercialisation. His experience in Australia and the Middle East equips him with the skills to achieve swift and favourable outcomes.

Formerly David was a partner of a firm in the Middle East, and before that he was a partner of a firm in Sydney.

“Takes the time to get to know the industry -
this is very attractive to us” Chambers and Partners
David Yates

David's Expertise

  • Subsea engineering contract dispute Acted for a subsea infrastructure supplier in Australian Federal Court proceedings against the operator of an oil field in the Philippines concerning a dispute under a contract for subsea engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning work.
  • Mine village construction dispute Acted for a prominent construction company in a dispute with a mine operator in Western Australia concerning the supply, design and installation of a 920 person combined village and construction camp, its support facilities and the mine site management office.
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Acting for the ACCC in competition and regulatory investigations and litigation.
  • Health care facilities technology acquisition Acted for various health care providers in the Middle East and in Australia in the acquisition of technology for hospitals and supporting infrastructure.
  • Australian Olympic Committee IP protection, portfolio management, and enforcement; team governance.
  • United Arab Emirates National Media Council Acted for this government body in the set-up and implementation of the Middle East’s first in-residence television audience measurement system, as well as the commercial distribution of the information generated by that system.

David's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Middle East Focus Group Co-chair
  • Law Society of Western Australia Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Information Technology” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Intellectual Property” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Takes the time to get to know the industry - this is very attractive to us” Chambers and Partners Guide
  • “Praised by clients for his exceptional knowledge of the industry” Chambers and Partners Guide

David's Thinking