David Yates




David is experienced in the following areas:

  • Technology acquisition, governance and dispute management.
  • Intellectual property enforcement, management and commercialisation.
  • Competition, consumer law and franchise enforcement and disputes.
  • Data and privacy regulatory and governance.
  • Cyber resilience, including investigating and managing cyber breaches.

David handles disputes, transactional, governance and advisory matters.

David is President of the Data Management Association (WA branch) and Executive Committee member of the Intellectual Property Society (WA branch).

Key deals

Data breaches

Management investigation and regulatory advice for a significant customer data breach for a major financial institution.


Technology procurement and governance across a range of automation projects for one of Australia’s largest agribusinesses.


Data breach and privacy advice for a major retailer in Western Australia.

Cyber resilience

Cyber resilience governance system and advice for a significant electricity retailer in Western Australia.

Data governance

Data governance including cyber resilience for a well-established property development business.


Advice and representation in a copyright dispute for a disruptive online education business.

Data governance

Data governance, privacy and data breach advice for an international maritime labour hire business.

Trade mark disputes

Trade mark disputes and portfolio management for client across a range of industries.