Firm: Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky.
Western Australia.
Experience: 32 Years.
Area of expertise: Business Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes, Corporate Law, Property Law, Personal Law, Family Law, Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Services, Estate Planning and Wills.
Jurisdiction: Western Australia.

David Vilensky

David is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a particular focus on complex corporate transactions, mining and resources, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory, contractual disputes and specialist contract drafting.

David has more than 35 years’ experience in negotiating, advising on and drafting a broad range of commercial agreements including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and management agreements, exit agreements, licence agreements, joint ventures and share sale agreements. He also advises on capital raisings, corporate governance, due diligence and corporate transactions generally and acts for both private and public companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

In the area of mining and resources, David has experience in the negotiation and preparation of joint ventures, farm-in agreements, the sale and purchase of mining tenements, mining services agreements and convertible notes. He regularly advises on directors’ duties and compliance with ASX Listing Rules including continuous disclosure.

He has a global practice with clients in jurisdictions as diverse as Peru, Argentina, Brazil, China and USA.

He has a wide range of experience in the area of the acquisition and sale of various assets including businesses, real estate, mining tenements and shares in both private and public companies.

David is also experienced in dispute resolution including mediations and arbitrations and in the resolution of commercial and contractual disputes.

Over the years David has had articles published in various journals on subjects such as directors’ duties, the Trade Practices Act and law firm practice management issues such as ethical billing practices and value pricing on which subject he has frequently delivered papers at seminars in Australia and New Zealand.  David has been a strong advocate of the value pricing model for law firms and was largely instrumental in replacing the billable hour model at BBV with a fixed fee model where fees are fixed and agreed with clients in advance and where time is not money.

David is the non-executive chairman of ASX Listed Latin Resources Ltd (ASX:LRS) and is also a non-executive director of Oakdale Resources Ltd (ASX:OAR) and Vonex Ltd (ASX:VN8).

David’s areas of practice include:

  • Commercial and Business Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Mining and Resources
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estate planning

To connect with me, you can request a complimentary phone chat or find out more by visiting my website at

Outside of being a lawyer

Outside of the law I enjoy spending time on my rural property in the south west of Western Australia with my wife (Linda) and watching cricket and AFL football.  I am a passionate West Coast Eagles supporter.


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