Chris Davis

Principal  |  Commercial


(07) 3014 6530

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Chris is passionate about his work and dedicated to delivering positive outcomes to his clients through his direct and determined methods of practice.

Chris Davis is one of Queensland's leading corporate and commercial lawyers. He has been a principal of McInnes Wilson Lawyers since 2004. His expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, due diligence, takeovers, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and private equity transactions. He has acted for listed, unlisted and government clients across a range of industries and sectors. 

Chris has received recognition with Doyle's Guide and Best Lawyers for awards for Corporate law, Commercial law or Taxation since 2015, including a 2022 recognition for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisition Law with Best Lawyers, and leading Business & Commercial and Taxation Lawyers 2022 with Doyles Guide.

There are four components to Chris' practice:

  1. unregulated and regulated mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers, schemes of arrangement; 
  2. commercial advice and documentation, including contract advice and contract preparation;
  3. compliance and governance, including regulatory advice and compliance with various regimes such as Listing Rules, Corporations Act, AFSL matters;
  4. capital raising, including unregulated offers, regulated offers, acting for investors, issuers and underwriters. 

Chris regularly seeks out opportunities to assist not-for-profit entities or non-governmental organisations as his way of giving back.


CAREER highlights


  • Bachelor Of Commerce, Australian National University
  • Bachelor Of Laws, Australian National University
  • Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland

Awards and recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2022 | Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers 2022 | Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Best Lawyers 2021 | Corporate Law
  • Doyles Guide 2021 | Recommended Queensland Tax Lawyers
  • Doyles Guide 2021 | Recommended Queensland Business and Commercial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers 2020 | Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers 2019 | Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers 2018 | Corporate Law
  • Doyles Guide 2018 | Recommended Queensland Tax Lawyers
  • Doyles Guide 2017 | Recommended Queensland Tax Lawyers
  • Committee Member, Queensland Gaelic Football And Hurling Association

community involvement

  • Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute
  • Member, Queensland Law Society


Chris DavisINSIGHTS & Success

McInnes Wilson Lawyers advises on the sale of RGB Assurance to TSA Riley
Taking a Closer Look at the Fine Print: Tougher Penalties for Unfair Contract Terms
Higher Standards for ‘Sophisticated Investors’: What This Means for Your Disclosure Obligations
FIRB Update: Significant Changes to Application and Vacancy Fees for Residential Dwellings
Navigating Property Acquisition through Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
Property Developers Beware: Tougher Penalties for Unfair Contract Terms
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(07) 3014 6530