WEST FOOTSCRAY FIRE

Davis Advisory is advising on the recent major fire at a

warehouse in West Footscray.

RAMSAR WETLANDS

COP13 IN DUBAI

Stephen Davis is attending the 13th Conference of

the Parties on the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

of International Importance in Dubai given its

increasing importance in development projects

in our region.

TOONDAH HARBOUR

REDEVELOPMENT, QLD

Davis Advisory is assisting Walker Corporation with

Federal approvals required for its proposed $3bn

Toondah Harbour redevelopment in Moreton Bay.

PETRIE PAPER MILL,

QUEENSLAND

Davis Advisory is assisting Orora with the decommissioning

and remediation of the Petrie recycled coated cartonboard

mill in Queensland.

PFAS

Davis Advisory is working with clients around Australia on

various assessment and remediation projects as this emerges

as a new contaminant of concern.

VCAT APPEAL AGAINST ABALONE FARM

Davis Advisory is acting for the Port of Portland in appealing

a proposed large aquaculture development for farmed abalone

in Dutton Way in the Glenelg Shire to VCAT

HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB

DINGLEY FACILITY

Davis Advisory is assisting HFC in relation to their exciting new facility

in Dingley which will house the club's new world-class training and

administration centre.

INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS

CONFERENCE

Stephen Davis was recently invited by the Chinese Government to present as

an expert at an international wetlands conference hosted by the University of

Nanjing on integrating urban development & wetlands conservation.

ORICA HCB WASTE

We have assisted Orica with the permitting, export &

disposal of HCB waste at the Forum Waste Solutions

high temperature incineration facility in Finland

EXPERIENCE

ROYAL COMMISSION

Stephen Davis was joint-leader of the legal team

representing 73 Victorian local Councils in the 2009

Black Saturday Bushfire Royal Commission.

WESFARMERS

Davis Advisory recently acted for Wesfarmers in the

$350M sale of the Kmart Tyre & Auto business to

Continental.

SOUTHERN WASTE

RESOURCECO

Davis Advisory successfully ran a High Court challenge

against EPA regulations relating to the interstate transport

of waste and was successful in having the Government

change those regulations to remove the offencing provision.

VIVA ENERGY

Davis Advisory assisted Viva Energy with the environmental

approvals for its new crude oil tank at the Geelong Refinery

which will significantly increase its storage capacity by 43 per

cent and increase production capabilities to help build a

sustainable, long-term future for the Refinery.

WEST GATE TUNNEL

PROJECT

Davis Advisory is working with the West Gate Tunnel project

team on managing impacts on oil pipelines and underground

assets.

ICD - FYANSFORD

DEVELOPMENT

Davis Advisory is working with the ICD Property team on the Gen

Fyansford Development, Geelong's largest infill land estate,

spanning 115 hectares with a 1000 lot subdivision.

CYBER SECURITY

SUPPORT

provide crisis assistance. Davis Advisory is assisting

various clients impacted by Cyber Security Breaches.

We have a cyber investigator on our team now &

WALKER CORPORATION

Davis Advisory is assisting Walker Corporation with the $800M Riverbank

Precinct Re-development in Adelaide which will include an office tower,

car park and restaurants.

MURRAY GOULBURN

Davis Advisory assisted Murray Goulburn in obtaining all relevant

environment and planning approvals, as well as and the community

consultation, for its new $300M investment in infant formula plants

in Victoria to supply China and Indonesia.

GLENVILL REDEVELOPMENT

Davis Advisory is assisting Glenvill with the Alphington Paper Mill

redevelopment which is set to be Melbourne's newest suburb

situated on the 16.5 hectare former Amcor Paper Mill Site

in Alphington.

Our Team Leaders

Stephen Davis established Davis Advisory in 2012 after leaving a position as a Senior Partner with the international law firm King & Wood Mallesons. He was with Mallesons for over 25 years, in their corporate law & advisory practice.

 

In 2012, Stephen set up Davis Advisory to offer more tailored solutions to top-tier corporate clients across the region. Davis Advisory comprises of a growing team of Partners, Special Counsel and Solicitors who share top-tier expertise in their chosen disciplines.

We also have, as part of our team, specialist experts in corporate affairs, media & public relations, chemistry, specialist engineering, major projects coordination, global manufacturing operations and infrastructural development.

 

Our non-legal experts complement our legal advisory practice and allow us to provide a broad, multi-disciplinary skill set to our clients. Our unique practice model allows us to directly address the key issues with a ‘hands-on’ problem-solving approach.

Stephen Davis
Chief Executive Partner 
Daniel Jade
Chief of Staff
Samantha Siebel
Special Counsel
(Energy & 
Infrastructure)
Gina Faba
Special Counsel (Litigation)
Victoria Tsiolis
Solicitor
Sage Ranchhod
Solicitor
Assoc Prof Rob Thomas
Senior Consultant – Environmental Major Projects
Peter Fogarty
Special Counsel – Revenue Law (stamp duty, GST, tax, customs & excise, payroll, fuel & land tax etc)
Caroline Tanas
Senior Solicitor
Dave Hadley
Senior Solicitor (Queensland)
John Fetter
Senior Consultant
(Government & Stakeholder Communications)
John Molnar
Special Counsel
(Insurance & Risk)
Luke Denham
Solicitor
Rohan Miller
Special Counsel (Employment & Workplace Relations)
Prof Gillian Triggs
Senior Consultant (International Law)
Maya Borom
Senior Consultant (International Law) 
John Mitas
Senior Consultant (Mining & Quarring)
Dr Ian Gilmour
Senior Consultant (Jakarta)
Martin Green
Senior Consultant – New Zealand (Planning & Major Projects)
Anthony Donald
Senior Consultant (Ports & Airports)
Anna Borthwick
Planning Consultant
John Coffey
Senior Consultant (Environment)
Steve Mercer
Senior Consultant (EPBC Approvals)
Simon Bohm
Senior Consultant (Remediation) 
Nguyen Chinh
Partner
Associated Firm Vietnam
Kenda Peng
Partner
Associated Firm China
Tony Snell
Special Counsel (Energy)
Marianne Richards 
Senior Consultant (Ports & Airports)
Anthony Fitzsimmons  
Senior Consultant (Masterplanning)
Steve Marchesin
Special Counsel (Construction & Commercial Contracts)
Lauren Hepworth 
Executive Assistant & Paralegal
Alexander Siourthas
Paralegal

Our Clients

We have a range of clients at Davis Advisory who are spread across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.  They represent a broad range of sectors in which we operate as well as public, private and government clients.  We are very proud of the calibre of our client base which, as shown below, has us punching well above our weight for a boutique law firm.

 

Capabilities

Davis Advisory continues to remain recognized as a leading and recommended firm by Global Law. Davis Advisory was also awarded various M&A & Finance Industry Awards including “Best Australian Boutique Law Firm 2013”, “Best Risk Management Advisers Australia 2013” and “Best Environmental Law Adviser Australia 2013/14”. Our Managing Partner Stephen Davis has received a

number of legal excellence awards, including a “Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 Top Individual Award’ and listings in Best Lawyers International, Who’s Who Legal and PLC Which Lawyer. Davis Advisory also just placed 26th on the 2015 BRW Fast Starters companies listWe provide advice on a broad range of legal issues including:

  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate
  • Local Government
  • Town Planning
  • Migration
  • Land Access (native title, statutory licences)
  • Royal Commission Representation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Contamination Management
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Disaster Management
  • Leasing (Retail and Commercial)
  • Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Compulsory Acquisition Defence
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Rating Disputes
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Telecommunications

Recent News & Developments

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Locations

Head Office: Melbourne

Level 21, Tower 1

Collins Square

727 Collins Street

Docklands, VIC 3008

Ph. 1300 734 114

Sydney

Level 35, Tower One Barangaroo

International Towers Sydney,

100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000

Ph. 1300 734 114

Adelaide

Level 30, 91 King William St,

Westpac House, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Ph. 1300 734 114

Brisbane

Level 27, 32 Turbot Street,
Santos Place, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Ph. 1300 734 114

Bangkok 

Level 29, 999/9 Rama 1 Road,

Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand, 10330

+66 2 207 2396

London 

Level 1, Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place,

London, W1J 8AJ, United Kingdom

+66 2 207 2396

Jakarta

11 fl suite 1107, Menara MTH,

JI MT Haryono Kav 23,

Jakarta 12820, Indonesia

Vietnam

8 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St,

District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Shanghai

Level 29, Shanghai Kerry Centre, No.1515,

Nanjing West Road, Shanghai,

Jing An 200040 P.R.C., China

+86 21 6103 7126

Hong Kong

Level 19, Two International Finance Centre

Finance Street, Central

Hong Kong, China

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