David Starkoff is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution practice, focusing on the construction, infrastructure, energy and projects sectors, with a particular expertise in competition (antitrust) and regulatory issues.
David has two decades’ experience with construction, infrastructure and energy projects, including negotiations, contract administration, mediation, expert determination, security of payment adjudication, dispute resolution boards, Supreme Court litigation, and domestic and international commercial arbitration.
David advises on transaction structuring and potential competition/antitrust issues arising, as well as obtaining merger clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), across diverse sectors such as banking, energy, infrastructure, information services, minerals processing, and mining. David brings to his advice a keen understanding of the regulator’s perspective – he has acted for the ACCC in enforcement and regulatory proceedings; he has acted for the Australian Energy Regulator in enforcement matters; and he has acted for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – the corporate regulator – in substantial civil penalty proceedings.
With a reputation for legal excellence, problem-solving and quickly understanding legal and commercial issues, as well as a background in mathematics and computer science, David stands out in complex and high-value matters.
David has taught in the Masters programs at both the University of Melbourne and Sydney Law School.
Key Recent Experience
Construction and Project Experience
Antitrust/Competition and Consumer Experience
International and Domestic Arbitration Experience