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Dale Chapman


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I help my clients achieve their goals by applying my understanding of their business drivers and strategies.

My work involves advising both public and private companies on a broad range of business matters and acting as external general counsel for a number of companies.

I have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture projects, equity capital markets, corporate governance and commercial contracts, and the particular insights gained while practising law in Tokyo, acting for some of Japan’s largest trading houses on a variety of challenging global transactions.

I also have a focus on the water sector with significant expertise in water law, markets and trading, and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts for the water industry.

Murray Goulburn — advising a bidder on the $1.3 billion sale of Murray Goulburn’s dairy processing business.

Bega Cheese — advising Bega Cheese on its takeover of Peanut Company of Australia Limited.

Ashley Services Group — advising on numerous mergers and acquisitions over 15+ years and ASG’s IPO which raised $98 million.

Australian Associated Press (AAP) — advising on mergers and acquisitions for over a decade, including the sale of the newswire and their media monitoring business to iSentia (formerly Media Monitors) and obtaining competition clearances in Australia and overseas.

Irrigation infrastructure operators — advising various farmer-owned irrigation businesses, including Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative, Jemalong Irrigation, Murray Irrigation, Murrumbidgee Irrigation and Western Murray Irrigation, on a broad range of business matters, including corporate governance issues, commercial/customer contracts, infrastructure and major projects, property issues, environment and planning issues, regulatory investigations, and water policy, law and regulation.

Committees and memberships

Member, Australian Water Association




Energy & Resources

Food Manufacturing





Mining, Oil & Gas

Professional Services




Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle