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Mark Elvy

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Dispute Resolution




Mark Elvy is a partner in our dispute resolution practice

Mark is the national practice head for dispute resolution and is experienced in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. He specialises in complex high profile disputes and, in particular, devising and executing litigation strategy often across several jurisdictions. He is a recognised expert in defending group and multi-party actions.

Mark has advised clients in various industry sectors including energy, resources, financial, medical devices, tobacco, asbestos, telecoms, automobiles, transport and food and drink. His practice extends to advising clients in relation to multi-jurisdictional claims, regulatory prosecutions, contractual disputes and risk management.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Ashurst's ‘invariably first-rate’ team acts for a wide range of high-profile clients; John Pavlakis is representing BMW Australia in Supreme Court of New South Wales class action proceedings in relation to vehicles fitted with faulty airbags. Wen-Ts’ai Lim represents Hyundai Mobis in litigation with the insurers of Mobis Parts Australia following a warehouse collapse in 2015 and defended the Commonwealth of Australia in a misfeasance in public office action. Georgia Quick and Andrew Carter are key practitioners. The team, led by Sydney-based Mark Elvy, has been bolstered by Melanie McKean, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright. Catherine Pedler has been promoted to partner.

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Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

'Excellent in all areas', Ashurst excels in the financial institution, energy, resources and infrastructure sectors; clients include ANZ, KPMG, the New South Wales government and RBS. Mark Elvy leads the group and is the key name for cross-border litigation. John Pavlakis is 'an excellent strategic thinker and knows where to focus to strengthen weak points and shore up defences'; his recent work includes representing the Commonwealth of Australia in proceedings in Indonesia brought by 115 plaintiffs alleging negligence and violation of human rights arising out of the detention of Indonesian juveniles accused of people smuggling, and acting for BMW in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the high-profile Takata airbag class action. Clients also praise the 'excellent' Andrew Carter, financial services and infrastructure specialist Mark Bradley and the 'highly knowledgeable' Ian Bolster.

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