David Anthony




David is an experienced lawyer with expertise in both litigation and arbitration who has advised on some of Australia’s most significant commercial disputes.

With expertise in both financial services litigation and large-scale complex commercial disputes, David specialises in working with clients to navigate competing pathways whilst balancing public interest and attention. 

His experience in both politics and corporate governance (including election issues and other electoral law matters), and deep understanding of the reputational considerations inherent in disputes and corporate change, enables him to bring well-rounded insight for his clients.

David is a longstanding advocate for diversity and inclusion. He is Corrs’ Head of Diversity and Inclusion, overseeing the firm's commitment to sustaining an inclusive and supportive culture. 

David was involved in establishing Corrs’ LGBTIQ+ employee network and served as its inaugural Chair. David has held a number of board positions, including as Director and Chair of the Board of one of Australia’s leading LGBTIQ+ philanthropic organisations (GiveOUT) and director of The Footpath Library, a not-for-profit organisation assisting people experiencing homelessness. David’s work in corporate diversity has seen him recognised as an outstanding LGBTIQ+ leader.

David is a member of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Law Society of New South Wales.

Key deals

Major resources company

Acting for Australia’s largest privately owned resources company in relation to multiple disputes worth in excess of A$25 billion.

Financial services arbitration

Acting for a leading ASX-listed financial services company in confidential arbitration proceedings pursuant to the ACICA Rules concerning the refinance of a facility.

Retail and investment banks

Acting for some of Australia’s leading financial institutions, including Big Four Banks and investment banks, in complex banking litigation involving high profile financings, insolvency, breach of mandate issues and regulatory inquiries and investigations.

General Electric

Acting for General Electric in test proceedings before the NSW Supreme Court in one of the first cases to consider the interpretation of a key provision of the Personal Property and Securities Act.

Political donations and electoral issues

Advising clients on a wide range of political donations and electoral matters concerning donor disclosure obligations, expenditure restrictions, and compliance with Commonwealth and State electoral legislation.