Daniel PallarasSpecial Counsel

Daniel was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia in April 2009. He also met the requirements for admission to the State Bar of California in February 2014.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours), a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide, and a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.  He also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he worked as a consultant for a Chinese carbon credits broker.

Daniel commenced practising law for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in February 2010.  In this role Daniel was responsible for reviewing public debt and equity fundraisings, takeover bids, and schemes of arrangement by large ASX 200 companies, as well as those of smaller listed and unlisted companies.

More broadly, Daniel was responsible for reviewing compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), making decisions on whether to grant relief from its provisions, contributing to the Commission’s policy, and writing some of its publications.  

On Australia Day 2012 ASIC awarded Daniel with a Medallion as part of the National Australia Day Council Achievement Medallions Program in recognition of his contribution to the Commission’s Prospectuses Team.

Daniel has been responsible for teaching commercial law at a postgraduate level as Lecturer-in-Charge at the University of Adelaide. He is a director of Modern Education, which specialises in developing mobile applications for education in law.