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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 Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION

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 Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
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 Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualification

LLB - University of Newcastle

 

BEc - University of Newcastle

Latest Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION