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.

RECENT INSIGHTS
May 14, 2018

INSIGHT: What to consider when you buy a Fitness Franchise

Franchise systems are prevalent in the Fitness Industry. Buying a franchise has a number of advantages, such as the association with an established and reputable brand or service, assistance with setting up elements of the franchise, initial management training and ongoing support via established policies and procedures, and access to existing business systems. These advantages […]

May 14, 2018

INSIGHT: Fair Go! Are your standard contracts unfair?

The Federal Court in ACCC v JJ Richards & Sons has provided guidance on what may constitute an unfair contract term in a small business contract. As of 12 November 2016, statutory protections in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) against unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts was expanded to include small business contracts […]

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