Profile of David Donnelly

David Donnelly

Partner, Practice Group Leader, Projects & Development, BBus LLB (Hons)

About David Donnelly

David leads the Projects & Development practice group at Allens and sits on the firm's Executive Committee.

He is widely recognised as a leading infrastructure and project development lawyer, including in the major directories.

His practice includes:

  • advising on the origination of new infrastructure (including competitive bid processes, unsolicited or market-led proposals, private developments and other forms of procurement)
  • advising on the delivery and operational aspects of major infrastructure projects;
  • advising on the financing of major infrastructure assets; and
  • advising on secondary market investments, divestments and acquisitions.

David's experience includes acting for all types of market participants and covers:

  • core social and economic infrastructure (rail, road, prisons, hospitals, quarantine facilities, schools);
  • core-plus assets (including data centres, student accommodation, waste-to-energy, EV charging);
  • community infrastructure (including stadiums, defence, social housing, public spaces and convention centres);
  • renewable energy (including wind, solar and batteries);
  • property development projects (including buildings, shopping centres, residential and mixed use); and
  • resource development projects.