Mark spent the first part of his career in Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office, practising in the Corporate Crime and Investigations and Public Law teams. Mark advised clients in relation to complex national and international criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings. He has helped individual and corporate clients with issues involving the SFO and the FCA in the UK, as well as clients facing foreign criminal investigations and proceedings. Mark also advised UK public bodies and regulators in relation to criminal and regulatory proceedings in the UK.
Mark has advised on compliance matters arising in connection with multijurisdictional corporate transactions, including in relation to sanctions, money laundering and bribery and corruption. Mark has helped clients with internal investigations into compliance issues. Since returning to Australia, Mark has continued to advise clients in contentious financial services regulatory matters.
Mark has experience acting for banks and other financial institutions as well as companies in the oil and gas sector. Mark also has experience acting on behalf of prosecutors in professional discipline cases involving accountants and auditors.
- financial institution in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
- clients and individuals in relation to the SFO investigation into the raising of capital by Barclays in 2008 and the SFO and FCA LIBOR investigations
- the UK Financial Reporting Council in relation to a disciplinary case concerning a public listed company brought against a large auditing firm and the relationship partner at that firm for breaches of applicable accountancy standards
- an individual in relation to investigations by prosecuting authorities in multiple jurisdictions in respect of a Nigerian oil exploration block
- a real estate joint venture in relation to issues of bribery and corruption and civil law issues
Mark has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales.