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 David Friedlander

David Friedlander is a mergers & acquisitions and securities lawyer in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. 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.

He also acts for issuers and underwriters in securities offerings.

David is integral to the firm's growth in Asia Pacific and spends time in our Hong Kong and China practices.

David has a number of achievements including the following:

  • He was recommended in the Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers produced by Euromoney's Legal Media Group.
  • He was nominated a Leading Individual in Capital Markets - Equity and Corporate/M&A by APL 500 2008/2009.
  • He was ranked in Band 2 in Corporate/M&A and Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity by Chambers Global Guide 2009.
  • He was nominated a Leading Individual in Capital markets - Equity and M&A by ILFR 1000 2009.
  • He was nominated a Leading Individual in Capital Markets - Equity and highly recommended in Corporate M&A by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009.

Chambers Global Guide 2009 said David "impresses clients and peers, who acknowledge his status as a market leader". Chambers also noted he is "one of the pre-eminent equity capital marker lawyers in Australia as well as an exceptional M&A practioner". He is described as "excellent" and "very commercial and one who always stays on top of matters".