David Holland | Sydney | Hogan Lovells

David Holland

Partner Corporate & Finance



Holland David

David Holland
Holland David
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David Holland is a Partner in our Corporate and Finance team in Sydney. He is a leading M&A lawyer having acted on some of Australia's largest merger transactions in recent times. He advises major corporate organisations as well as government on proposed trade sales, purchases and initial public offerings.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law, private company acquisitions, public company takeovers and mergers, Australian Securities Exchange rules and initial public offerings, capital raisings, securities issues and corporate governance and compliance.

Representative experience

Acted for Home Consortium (ASX: HMC) in a $3 billion merger with Aventus Group (AXS: AVN), Australia's largest manager of large format retail centres. 

Acted for Emeco Holdings on its acquisition of Pit ‘n Portal Mining Services and associated equity capital raisings to fund it.

Acted for G8 Education Limited, Australia’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, in the acquisition of Leor Pty Ltd, a provider of in-home childcare and NDIS services.


Advised MA Moelis Australia Advisory Pty Ltd and Morgans Corporate Limited as joint lead managers and underwriters to MAAS Group Holdings Limited's A$90 million capital raising.

Acted for the founder, Robin Khuda, on partial sale of his interests in data centre business AirTrunk (valued at approx $3 billion) to MIRA, together with consortium arrangements with MIRA.

Acted for Aware Super in relation to its consortium with MIRA to acquire ASX listed Vocus Communications.

Acted for HT&E Limited on the demerger of its NZ media business, NZME, and its listing on ASX and NZX.

Acted for HT&E Limited on its AU$307.5 million acquisition of Grant Broadcasters radio and media operations. 

Acted for Strategic Education, Inc on its acquisition of Torrens Education Group for approximately A$1bn.

Advised Duke Energy in the disposal of its $1.7 billion portfolio of gas pipeline and electricity generation assets in Australia and New Zealand to Alinta Limited.*

Advised TPG on the $3 billion take private of Alinta by means of a court sanctioned creditors scheme approved in March 2011 and complementary schemes at the listed entity level.*

Advised Sims Group on its $650 million acquisition of Sims Hugo Neu Company LLC and its restructure by scheme of arrangement.*

Advised MIA Group in connection with its merger by scheme of arrangement with DCA Group Limited with a deal value of $700 million.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • LL.B., University of New South Wales, Australia, 1994
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of New South Wales, Australia, 1992
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales


Corporate/M&A Private Equity

Chambers Asia-Pacific

Corporate Law & Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Best Lawyers (Australia)

Ranked as highly regarded lawyer for Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A


Noted in Band 3 for Capital Markets

Legal 500 Asia Pacific