Wally McDonald



Wally is recognised as one of Australia’s leading practitioners with many years’ experience in advising major corporate and Government clients. He joined Piper Alderman from a large Australian law firm where he had previously held a number of senior positions including the national positions of Departmental Managing Partner, Corporate and Chairman, Energy and Resources Group.

Throughout his career, Wally has acted on matters involving complex multinational mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated corporate financing transactions, strategic litigation, energy and resources matters, large property matters, infrastructure projects and related taxation matters.

Wally has acted for a wide range of leading Australian and international corporations and Government organisations such as the New South Wales Government, New South Wales Treasury, the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority, AWE Limited, Cable and Wireless Plc, Department of Defence, Telecom New Zealand and General Motors.





  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Corporate Law (Sydney, AU) – Since 2016 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Government Practice (Sydney, AU) – Since 2016 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Sydney, AU) – Since 2016 edition



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