David Friedlander

David is the Head of Australian Public Mergers & Acquisitions at King & Wood Mallesons and works across Sydney and Melbourne. He is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s top M&A and equity capital markets lawyers.

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 Takeovers Panel.

In 2019, David was awarded AFR’s ‘Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2019 – Mergers and Acquisitions’.