David Kennedy is a partner in the corporate team, and leads our hospitality and club law and our intellectual property law teams. David is widely experienced in commercial law and provides both specialised and general legal counsel, as well as handling commercial transactions and disputes, legal and general drafting, management of and advice on negotiations and legal risks, and legal issue project management.

David is a member and Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, counsel to and a member of ClubsNSW and a member of the Australian Equipment Lessors' Association, Commercial Law Association, and the NSW Society for Computers and the Law.

David is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia.


  • business sales and purchases
  • competition law and trade practices
  • contract negotiations and documentation
  • corporations and associations
  • distributorships, agencies and franchises
  • e-commerce and technology
  • equipment sales and finance
  • intellectual property including trade marks
  • joint ventures
  • commercial leases
  • personal property securities
  • mergers and acquisitions

Hospitality and registered clubs

  • advertising, marketing and promotions
  • amalgamations
  • Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority matters
  • compliance
  • constitutions
  • enquiries and investigations
  • executive contracts
  • gaming machines
  • governance
  • liquor licensing
  • major contracts
  • meetings and elections
  • property developments
  • Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Counsel to and a member of ClubsNSW
  • Australian Equipment Lessors' Association
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Commercial Law Association
  • International Bar Association including the Section on Business Law and various Committees
  • NSW Society for Computers and the Law