Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Agribusiness

Philip Dowling has over 30 years’ experience practising in business, commercial, and corporate law.

His industry experience includes agribusiness (private sector and public sector), mining services, large commercial and residential property development projects, acquisitions and sales, manufacturing, food service, medical practices, wills and estates.

What others say

"Best Lawyers, Commercial Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2024
"Best Lawyers, Government Practice"
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018-2024
"Best Lawyers, Agriculture and Rural Affairs"
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018-2023


Austin Engineering

Acting as principal legal adviser for Austin Engineering Ltd with work including acquisition of major US mining and engineering services business, acquisition of several substantial mining services businesses in WA, QLD, and NSW, and providing general corporate advice.

Business acquisitions

Acting in multiple business acquisitions (by assets purchase and share purchase) of food services businesses, subsequent divestment to multi-national food services conglomerate. Philip’s acquisition experience also includes various medical practice purchases by a large radiology business, and acting in acquisitions of chain of rural merchandising stores, and other business.


Acting in the restructuring and privatisation of several primary industry sectors and peak industry bodies including the grain, fruit and vegetable, pork, dairy, and sugar cane industries.

Property development

Advising a large developer in the acquisition and proposed ‘South Park Development comprising an 188ha site at Redland Bay for a major residential, commercial, and retail development/precinct. Philip also acted for the developer of Port Hinchinbrook Resort.