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David Barnett
General Counsel | Sydney

David acts as our general counsel in our Corporate team.

With over forty-five years of professional practice as a lawyer, David's areas of expertise lie primarily in the areas of general corporate advisory, including M&A, corporate governance, trade practices, contract, financial services, employment (including OH&S) and commercial litigation. He has also had specific experience in mining and energy, native title, gaming, administrative and taxation law.

David was General Counsel and Company Secretary of the publicly listed Peko-Wallsend Ltd (as well as Peko Oil Limited) (both “Peko-Wallsend”) for many years between 1977 and 1988. Between 1989 and 1991 David was Group General Counsel of Pancontinental Mining Ltd (“Pancontinental”) and between 1991 and 2005, General Counsel for Consolidated Press Holdings Limited (“CPH”), with which company he retains an on-going relationship. David has been a director of many companies in the Peko-Wallsend, Pancontinental and CPH groups.