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David Penkin

Practice Strengths

  • Commercial disputes
  • Insolvency and Debt Recovery
  • Land Tax disputes and appeals
  • Contested Estates Litigation


  • BA (Hons) Economic History (University of Cape Town)
  • LLB (University of Cape Town)
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales in May 2004


  • Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 2003 from South Africa, where he had been a partner at a top tier law firm, Werksmans Incorporated.
  • Gained experience in a number of Sydney law firms in the areas of commercial disputes and insolvency, acting for corporate and commercial clients, liquidators, bankruptcy trustees and trade credit insurers.
  • Advised creditors, insolvency practitioners and directors on various aspects of insolvency administration - including preference claims, insolvent trading claims, rights of secured and unsecured creditors, retention of title disputes and recovery actions.
  • Represented corporate and private clients in commercial dispute matters including general debt recovery matters, shareholder disputes, director disputes and directors' and officers' liabilities.
  • Represented a number of clients with (NSW) Land Tax issues relating to statutory allowances and land valuation objections.
  • Represented both deceased estates and claimants in Contested Estates litigation.
  • Joined DLS in January 2012 and heads the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.

Contact David Penkin


Telephone: +61 02 9212 1099

Facsimile: +61 02 9281 1005

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