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David Fischl
Practice Manager - Corporate and Commercial

David Fischl
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David leads Hicksons Corporate and Commercial practice group. His practice covers a range of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on the technology industry. He has extensive experience acting on corporate matters, including: capital raisings; IPOs; structuring companies; mergers and acquisitions; and exit strategies. David serves as the company secretary on the boards of several Australian companies. This experience equips him to provide legal insight and regulatory advice on the Corporations Act and ASX compliance, including advising on issues such as directors’ duties, corporate governance and continuous disclosure.

In his wider practice, David advises and drafts a range of commercial agreements. He is recognised for his skills in drafting plain English documents that are concise, easy to use and support smooth transactions. A key focus of David’s practice is advising on commercial and corporate matters relating to technology transactions, including: transferring technology; structuring intellectual property transactions; advising on business, trade and technology sales and purchases; and establishing research and development collaborations. Another area of focus is on information technology transactions, including advising and drafting service related agreements, such as: software license agreements; software development agreements; outsourcing agreements; maintenance and support agreements; facilities management agreements; and professional services contracts.

David, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, commenced with Hicksons in September 1999. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales. David has also completed the fully accredited Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance through the Chartered Secretaries Australia. David is a qualified corporate governance professional with expertise in effective governance and company administration. He is also a Harvard trained negotiator.