Our Team

David Rodda Partner


David practises in corporate and commercial law with emphasis on implementing transactions and addressing ASX and ASIC’s regulatory requirements.

Having worked in the corporate field since 1991, David has extensive knowledge of the Corporations Act, Listing Rules and related legislative, regulatory and procedural elements that must be navigated in a wide array of circumstances.

Key to David’s capabilities is a thorough understanding of the requirements for, and a practical appreciation of, the issues facing Boards, investors, corporate advisors and other parties involved successful acquisitions, mergers and reinstatements, and for fulfilling complex as well as day-to-day continuous disclosure, corporate governance and compliance obligations.

In commercial matters, David seeks to ensure that agreements and other arrangements give effect to clients’ intentions and are specific to their objectives.


David has advised in respect of, and gained extensive experience in:

  • A wide range of initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and reverse takeovers (RTOs or “back door” listings), particularly in the mining, life sciences, technology, domestic and foreign investment, and energy sectors.
  • Equity and debt capital raising.
  • Transaction specific and on-going ASX listing and disclosure obligations.
  • Dual listings.
  • Corporate governance including establishing and reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Due diligence for listings and acquisitions.
  • Enquiries by ASIC, ASX and international corporate regulators.
  • Listed and unlisted managed investment schemes.
  • Australian financial services (AFS) licensing.
  • Contract research.
  • Shareholder agreements for unlisted entities.
  • Commercial leasing.
  • Intellectual property.

David’s work has included acting for unlisted companies seeking to become listed by merging with existing listed companies, for listed companies acquiring unlisted entities or exchanging assets with other listed companies, structuring and implementing spin out listings in Australia and elsewhere, in specie distributions, and privatisations and voluntary delistings. David’s practice includes reinstatement of companies to quotation after suspension and advising in respect of returning companies under external administration to internal control.

David has also acted for private and pre-IPO companies in connection with general commercial matters, mergers, significant acquisitions and preparing for listing.

David possesses significant experience in the managed investment scheme (MIS) sector. He has worked closely with a range of boutique and mainstream fund managers in undertaking due diligence, verification, regulatory and compliance work for both retail and wholesale product offerings. Not only a legal advisor, he also has significant experience “on the inside” as a director of an AFS licence holding responsible entity and manager of a registered managed investment scheme.

In 2009 David and Michael cofounded QR Lawyers, having worked together since 1991.

Community & Other

In addition to significant work on behalf of corporate clients, David has assisted a variety of not-for-profit entities, umbrella organisations and industry groups.


  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne.

  • Admitted Supreme Court of Victoria.

  • Admitted High Court of Australia.

Contact Us

Phone:  (03) 8692 9000

Fax:       (03) 8692 9040

Email:  info@qrlawyers.com.au

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PO Box:
PO Box 16109, Collins Street West VIC 8007

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