David Friedlander

David Friedlander is King & Wood Mallesons’ Chairman in Australia and a partner in their Melbourne and Sydney offices.

He is recognised as a market leading practitioner in M&A by global legal directories, including Chambers Global and The Australian Financial Review. He is consistently ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners (Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets) and is also in the Legal500 Hall of Fame for both Corporate M&A and Capital Markets.

David regularly acts for both bidders and targets in takeovers and issuers and underwriters in securities offerings. He has also worked on the defence side of several high-profile shareholder activist campaigns. He is a member of several key corporate law bodies and a former member of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

David is also Chairman of the Public Education Foundation and a director of Sydney Dance Company.