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Dale Chapman
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My work involves advising both public and private companies on a broad range of business matters and acting as external general counsel for a number of companies.


I have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture projects, equity capital markets, corporate governance and commercial contracts, and the particular insights gained while practising law in Tokyo, acting for some of Japan’s largest trading houses on a variety of challenging global transactions.


I also have a focus on the water sector with significant expertise in water law, markets and trading, and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts for the water industry.
 

 

Qualification

LLB - University of Newcastle

 

BEc - University of Newcastle

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
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Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
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Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
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My practice includes:

 

  • mergers & acquisitions,
  • joint venture projects,
  • equity capital markets,
  • commercial contracts
  • corporate governance and
  • water law and regulation.
     
 

Qualification

LLB - University of Newcastle

 

BEc - University of Newcastle

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
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Murray Goulburn
Advising a bidder on the $1.3 billion sale of Murray Goulburn's business.
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Bega Cheese
Advising Bega Cheese on its takeover of Peanut Company of Australia Limited.
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Water NSW
Advising on securing Broken Hill’s town water supply using a desalination plant to treat subsurface water. The project involved advice on environmental and planning issues, property acquisitions, native title, water approvals and licences, procurement processes and construction contracts.
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Australian Government
I have advised the Department of the Environment in acquisitions of water rights in four States under the $3.1 billion Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program and the $5.8 billion Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program.
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Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program
Advising Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Murray Irrigation and Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative in relation to $414 million of water infrastructure projects under the Australian Government’s $600 million Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program in New South Wales.
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Hunter Water
Privatisation of the Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme by competitive bid process. I have also advised on compulsory acquisition processes and site licences with telecommunications carriers.
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Japanese trading house
I advised this company on the worldwide acquisition of a household insecticide business involving asset deals in over 20 jurisdictions.
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Australian Associated Press
For over 10 years I have advised on this client’s mergers and acquisitions, including the sale of their media monitoring business to iSentia (formerly Media Monitors), obtaining competition clearances in Australia and overseas. I have also advised on complex commercial contracts for media monitoring and analysis.
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Barilla Australia
I have worked with this client on sponsorship arrangements for the MasterChef television series, regulatory compliance with food labelling laws (including country of origin claims) and dealings with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.
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Ashley Services Group
I have worked with this client since 2003 on numerous mergers and acquisitions, including the $55 million purchase of Integracom in 2014, as well as group restructurings and ASG’s IPO on the ASX which raised $98 million.
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Qualification

LLB - University of Newcastle

 

BEc - University of Newcastle

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualification

LLB - University of Newcastle

 

BEc - University of Newcastle

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
MORE INFORMATION