Chris Davis is a corporate and commercial lawyer. Chris started out in Sydney working for Ernst & Young Tax within their International and Media Group. In 1998 he joined Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), first in the Sydney office, and later as a member of the firm’s Brisbane corporate advisory group. Since that time he has also worked for two years in the London office of SJ Berwin (previously King & Wood Mallesons) specialising in matters affecting private equity funds and property funds.
His expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, due diligence, takeovers, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and private equity transactions. He has acted for listed, unlisted and government clients across a range of industries and sectors.
Chris has received recognition with Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers for awards for Corporate law, Commercial law or Taxation since 2015, including a 2021 year recognition for Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisition Law with Best Lawyers and Leading Business & Commercial Lawyers 2021 with Doyles Guide.
There are four components to Chris’s practice:
- unregulated and regulated mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers, schemes of arrangement;
- commercial advice and documentation, including contract advice and contract preparation;
- compliance and governance, including regulatory advice and compliance with various regimes such as Listing Rules, Corporations Act, AFSL matters;
- capital raising, including unregulated offers, regulated offers, acting for investors, issuers and underwriters.
Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted as a solicitor to practice in New South Wales
Admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales