Doug is a corporate/commercial lawyer with many years experience as a partner at a number of Australia’s major national law firms.
Raised on a rural property in Victoria, Doug has always retained a keen interest in rural affairs , and has been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia for work in agriculture, rural affairs and corporate law.
Doug has acted for some of Australia’s most significant agribusiness organisations and primary producers involved in various sectors including dairy, viticulture, afforestation, seeds, wool and meat. He also has over 25 years’ experience acting for Australian co-operatives (pure and hybrid) on capital structuring, governance and fundraising. He has assisted these organisations to establish offshore ventures (including in South America and Asia).
Doug has also acted for some of Australia’s largest public research organisations involved in R&D projects directed towards Australian agriculture. Doug has presented many papers at various agribusiness, wine, and co-operative forums in both Australia and New Zealand.