David Vilensky is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a particular focus on corporate transactions, mining and resources, trade practices, dispute resolution, complex commercial litigation and specialist contract drafting.
David has more than 30 years experience in negotiating, advising on and drafting a broad range of commercial agreements including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and management agreements, exit agreements, licence agreements and settlement deeds. He advises on directors’ duties and corporate governance, due diligence and corporate transactions generally and acts for both private and public companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
In the area of mining and resources, David has experience in the negotiation and preparation of joint ventures, farm-in agreements, the sale and purchase of mining tenements, mandate agreements and convertible notes and has advised on capital raisings, directors’ duties and compliance with ASX Listing Rules including continuous disclosure.
He has a global practice with clients in jurisdictions as diverse as Peru, Zambia, Singapore, Korea and Thailand and is the Chairman of ASX Llisted exploration company Zambezi Resources Ltd and is also on the board of ASX listed company Latin Resources Ltd.
David is well regarded and respected in the area of trade practice law and was the lawyer for Bryan Henville in the landmark High Court decision of Henville v. Walker which refined the law relating to misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act.
He has a wide range of experience in the area of the acquisition and sale of various assets including businesses, real estate, mining tenements and shares in both private and public companies.
David is a strong advocate of the value pricing model for law firms and was largely instrumental in the transition of Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky from a billable time based to a fixed fee business model.