The Williams + Hughes Team

David Williams

Commercial Counsel

B.Juris, LLB

  • Corporate Advice, Business Services & Commercial Contracts
  • Mining, Exploration & Mining Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Agribusiness, Aquaculture & Farming
  • Succession & Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset Protection
  • Project, Group & Debt Finance
  • Commercial Property Sales & Leasing

David established Williams & Hughes in 1986. He practices as a commercial lawyer in the corporate, business and resources fields and has acted on numerous commercial transactions including major acquisitions and sales.

David combines his considerable legal experience with an incisive and pragmatic approach to commercial transactions which is highly valued by his clients. Those skills have also been sought after and applied in resolving issues for high net worth families in their estate planning and business structuring.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Western Australia and the Business Law Division of the Australian Law Council. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Recent matters David has managed include:

  • acting over a period of years and in an ongoing role in negotiating, drafting and settling comprehensive relationship documents with third parties for a multimillion dollar private group's technology venture
  • advising a high net worth family on succession planning for its predominately trust structures and resetting its relationship documents both internally and with third parties
  • advising and assisting on the expansion and restructuring of a significant wine making group of companies
  • acting for both private and public listed companies on acquisition and disposal of resource projects, including negotiating and drafting documents for joint ventures, royalties and project related transactions.
  • He has been active in various service and professional bodies, including serving for eight years' as a State Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has held directorships in both private and public companies.

David is based in our West Perth office.

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