Keypoint Law continues the expansion of its Commercial Team with the appointment of Dave Cheng as a Consulting Principal based in Brisbane.

Dave is an experienced commercial and property lawyer, who has worked with prominent and specialist firms and in sole practice in the Brisbane CBD over a period of close to 20 years.

Dave speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and (conversational) Japanese.  His ability to understand the language and business cultures of Asia has enabled him to build a strong following of corporate and high net wealth clients which have been loyal to him over many years.

Dave’s practice has considerable breadth and depth.  He has acted on a range of commercial and residential property developments for large national clients and overseas investors.  He has also acted on a solar farm joint venture for an international power company, on mining transactions for an ASX-listed company, and on various purchases and sales of a broad range of businesses.  In addition, he has acted with counsel on several significant litigation matters in the Queensland Supreme and District Courts.

Commenting on Dave’s appointment, Keypoint CEO Warren Kalinko said:

We’re delighted to welcome Dave to our team.  Dave brings excellent commercial and property law expertise to our firm, which has seen a significant increase in the size of our transactional team this calendar year. 

Over the past 12 months, we have appointed Corinne Attard (former Holman Webb partner) in Sydney, Mathew Bode (former Colin Biggers & Paisely partner) in Brisbane, Richard Hobson (former director of Linchpin Legal, and former General Counsel of Paperlinx) in Melbourne, and Jonathan Ambler (former director of Linchpin Legal and former partner of Maddocks) in Melbourne. 

This significant on-boarding of talent, in the face of Covid19, reflects the considerable traction our model is gaining with both clients and lawyers.    

Dave’s appointment is a fabulous development for our firm, both in terms of skillset, as well as cultural fit, and we look forward to working with him”.         

Commenting on his decision to join Keypoint, Dave said:

Keypoint Law’s unique offering simply could not be matched by what the legal market offers – given the “naked-in, naked-out” of the prevailing law firm models and performance based equity structures, nor could it be matched by what I am able to achieve as a sole practitioner. I have been blessed with a growing client base and as their operations expand so have their needs for a broader range of legal services, which could now be met by the team and people at Keypoint Law.  I am pleased that I can deliver this for my clients going forward. I am also pleased that Keypoint’s model will enable me to spend a lot more time on what I am passionate about – the practise of law and professional development, not the management and administration of the business of law and outside of work, more time for family and personal growth.