David Williams is a commercial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience advising in resources, corporate and business matters. He is the commercial counsel of the West Perth law practice of Williams & Hughes, a firm which he established in 1986. He practices as a commercial lawyer in the corporate, business and resources fields and has acted on numerous commercial transactions including major acquisitions and sales as well as resolving issues for high net worth families in their estate planning and business structuring. Mr Williams is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Association of Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers, the Law Society of Western Australia, and the Business Law Division of the Australian Law Council. He has been active in various service and professional bodies including serving as a State Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for 8 years, and has held directorships in private and public companies.