A deep understanding of my clients and truly partnering with them is key to helping them succeed.

Mark in 60 seconds

Mark has more than 15 years' experience specialising in banking litigation, restructuring and insolvency related matters. He acts for Australia's largest Banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners.

Mark has broad litigation experience which includes acting in fraud recovery proceedings, conducting complex multi-party litigation arising out of the collapse of companies and co-operatives, defending proceedings involving challenges to security documentation, as well as negligence and breach of duty claims. Mark also advises creditors and insolvency practitioners in the areas of debt recovery, security enforcement, voluntary administrations, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies.

His experience spans a wide range of industries including childcare and schooling, motor dealerships, real estate development, healthcare and pharmacy, tourism, and mining.

Mark has extensive in-house experience acting in both legal and management roles. During his time at HDY, Mark has been seconded to Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Macquarie Bank Limited, Ge Real Estate, and Investec Bank (Australia) Limited. Through his in-house/secondment experience, Mark has a strong appreciation of the need to truly partner with clients to achieve their objectives and to provide legal advice which is practical, commercial and strategic.

Mark regularly presents to clients in relation to developments in the areas of insolvency and general banking law and has published opinion pieces in relation to the liability of receivers and managers under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) and the Taxation Administration Act 1954 (Cth).

Qualifications

  • BCom, LLB

Industry associations

  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)

Mark's Recent Insights

CGT liability for receivers and liquidators update

  • 14 Mar 2014

March 2014The appeal of a recent Federal Court decision means that the operation of section 254 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) remains uncertain. To avoid personal liability, liquidat...

CGT liability for receivers and liquidators

  • 21 Feb 2014

February 2014On Friday 21 February 2014, Justice Logan of the Federal Court of Australia delivered his decision in Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 116...