Mark thrives when solving an unusual client problem – thinking strategically and approaching problems from different perspectives is second nature. Mark’s ability to quickly understand critical legal, commercial and political issues and distil complex legal issues into user friendly advice, presentations and recommendations is a real strength. A collaborative communicator, Mark leverages his broad experience to develop cost-effective strategies to achieve commercial outcomes and to provide innovative, strategic, and practical advice on complex, high risk commercial and reputational issues.
Mark’s experience spans many industry sectors including retail, commercial, rural and residential property, hotels and leisure, telecommunications, mining, energy and resources. In conjunction with his commercial litigation practice, Mark specialises in contentious and non-contentious corporate restructuring, business turnaround, and formal insolvency. He has regularly advised major trading and investment banks, secured and unsecured creditors, directors and insolvency practitioners on a wide range of complicated issues ranging from security reviews, debt and capital restructuring and refinancing, director’s duties, formal processes such as administration and liquidation, and asset recovery and realisations. Alongside his alternative dispute resolution skills, he has previously instructed counsel in the Appellate, Federal, Supreme and District Courts and Tribunals of Australia.
Prior to Hamilton Locke, Mark worked for firms including Norton Rose Fulbright, Henry Davis York, Allens and Dentons in London.