David East

David East

General Counsel AU/NZ

David joined CLV in 2012 and has over 25 years’ experience as a major projects and finance lawyer. After experience working with Clifford Chance in London, David was a partner at a number of major Australian law firms, including Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and DLA Phillips Fox. David was Chairman of Partners when DLA Phillips Fox merged with DLA Piper in 2011.

At CLV David is responsible for all Australian and global legal matters and takes a lead role in the Australian development projects.

David holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. David is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.