Mark came to the Bar in 1995 after working as a commercial lawyer at Hedderwick Fookes & Alston in Melbourne and Linklaters & Paines in London and then ten years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs in London, New York and Sydney. He took silk in 2013.
He has acted in a wide range of commercial and company disputes and has been involved in a number of complex and long running commercial cases.
Mark has acted both for and against ASIC in relation to a large number of corporate governance and civil penalty matters, including investigations and litigation arising out of major corporate collapses, such as One.Tel, Allco Financial Group and ABC Learning, and appeared for ASIC in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Mark also has a depth of experience in larger, employment related matters (restraints of trade and alleged breaches of employment contracts) in the Federal and Supreme Courts. He is currently engaged in research for a PhD at the University of Sydney on the topic: The Practice and Regulation of Witness Preparation in Civil Proceedings in Australia.