Doug is a corporate and commercial law specialist with over 30 years’ experience acting for a broad range of clients, including private and public companies and Government bodies. Prior to joining Keypoint, Doug was an Executive Director of EY, and before that, was a partner at leading firms Gadens, Piper Alderman and Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

He has worked extensively on many equity raisings, M&A and joint venture deals in a wide variety of industry sectors including agribusiness, co-operatives, biotechnology, emerging technologies and funds management. In his role with EY he advised many foreign clients on FIRB related issues and assisted them with the Australian component of multi-national corporate reorganisations.

Doug has extensive experience advising on governance and compliance and has regularly presented on these issues at various forums including the Governance Institute of Australia, the Australasian Co-operative Directors’ Conference (Australia and New Zealand) and the Independent Compliance Committee Forum.

Doug has previously been recognised by ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ for his expertise in Agriculture & Rural Affairs Law and Corporate Law.

Doug is based in Melbourne.