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 was recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers Australia for his expertise in Commercial Law.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Mar 31, 2021

INSIGHT: The importance of an up to date and relevant shareholders’ agreement

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between a company’s shareholders (sometimes the company itself is also a party), setting out the rights and obligations of the shareholders in relation to the affairs of the company and how it is to be managed. If the company is the trustee of a unit trust the agreement relates […]

Mar 31, 2021

INSIGHT: Use of electronic signatures – a cautionary note

In recent times the use of electronic signatures has become common place. The use of electronic signatures during the COVID-19 pandemic has often been a necessity. On 5 May 2020, the Treasurer made the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 which provided that documents could be executed on behalf of a company under section 127 […]

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