Mark Fitzgerald

Principal
Melbourne

More than 20 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Perth and Melbourne has shaped Mark’s pragmatic and solutions-driven approach to practice. Since establishing the firm’s Melbourne office in 2006, Mark has advised clients on major technology projects, innovative and greenfield business models, acquisitions, divestments and commercial partnerships and relationships. Mark’s background also includes extensive experience in banking and finance, having acted for major Australian banks and financial institutions.

Always working to find new ways to make positive contributions to clients’ businesses, Mark has completed Chartered Secretaries Australia’s Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Mark enjoys working closely with clients to understand their businesses and applying his knowledge to help clients achieve their objectives.

Mark  is recognised in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers Australia for his expertise in Commercial Law.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Jul 16, 2021

INSIGHT: ACCC alleges SmileDirectClub misled consumers regarding health insurance reimbursements for clear teeth aligners

On 12 July 2021, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against SmileDirectClub Aus Pty Ltd and its US parent company, SmileDirectClub LLC (SmileDirectClub), alleging they had breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACCC claims that between May 2019 and October 2020, SmileDirectClub breached section 18 […]

Jul 12, 2021

INSIGHT: Modern slavery: New guide released for the financial services sector

Combatting modern slavery is a mainstream corporate responsibility, with certain financial services entities like banks, insurers, and superannuation funds being required to report on their efforts under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act). To assist such entities, the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia have released a good practice guide on how best […]

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