David Horton is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group and has experience assisting clients with their commercial litigation needs. He has managed disputes involving real property, payment and the public health impact of certain commercial operations.

David also assists on a number of corporate transactions for both listed and unlisted companies and private equity firms, including strategic acquisitions and capital raisings via IPOs, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, private placements, convertible notes, preference share issues and entitlement offers.

David has worked with clients from various industries, including energy and natural resources, information technology, sports and entertainment, and education.

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  • Acting for a large Australia-based industrial goods manufacturer in proceedings brought against it regarding odour and its implications regarding nuisance.
  • Acting for a large multinational service station and convenience store operator in relation to a lease held by the company involving both technical legislative and equitable elements.
  • Acting for a global industrial service provider in relation to an incorrect valuation of a company it acquired by scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for an employee rewards platform provider on the recovery of funds from a client in breach.


  • Assisting an ASX-listed gas exploration company with, among other things:
    • A highly strategic acquisition of an oil exploration and production services company, providing the client with a 100% interest in major Beetaloo Basin gas assets for an undisclosed amount.
    • Its successful AU$61 million IPO and ASX debut with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$260 million, the largest IPO for a gas explorer in Australia in nearly a decade.
    • The 2022 capital raise of AU$195 million comprising a two-tranche placement and share purchase plan to assist in funding the acquisition of a major integrated electricity generator and natural gas retailer’s Beetaloo Basin assets.
    • The 2023 capital raise of AU$71 million, comprising a convertible note, a non-underwritten institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan to fund the ongoing development of the highly prosperous Beetaloo Basin.
  • Advised an international mining services company on its AU$350 million off-market takeover bid to acquire an ASX-listed company that is Western Australia’s fourth-largest contractor and largest mining services business.
  • Advised a lithium and renewable energy company on its top-hat scheme of arrangement for the purposes of re-domiciling from Australia to the US.
  • Advised the shareholders of an Australian-owned consultancy company, specialising in Salesforce, data and analytics, on its sale to a multinational media and digital marketing communications firm.
  • Advised an English professional Premier League football club based on the Australian components of its broader global corporate restructure.
  • Advised an ASX-listed mineral exploration and development company on two non-renounceable entitlement offers to fund its lithium exploration projects.
  • Assisting an ASX-listed education technology company with its acquisition of the largest independent schools’ assessment business in Australia.


  • The College of Law, GDLP, 2022
  • University of Canberra, LL.B., 2021
  • University of Wollongong, BMedHlthSc, 2016


  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2022

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