Mr Mark Wilks > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 17
8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Restructuring & Insolvency.

Position

Partner.

Career

Mark is our head of commercial litigation. His skills in commercial litigation have earned him a leading position in “bet the company” and financial services cases.

He gets in amongst his clients’ businesses and, with a deep understanding of commercial drivers, provides strategic, poignant and innovative advice on commercial litigation matters.

Recognised as a leader in his field, Mark regularly appears on clients’ behalf before superior and appeal courts of Western Australia and New South Wales, including the High Court of Australia and in confidential commercial arbitrations.

He is also a noted insolvency lawyer. He has been involved in some of Australia’s largest insolvencies, advising banks, investors, creditors, trustee companies, directors and insolvency professionals, assisting them to mitigate risk and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Memberships

Insolvency Practitioners Association – Member INSOL International – Member Corrs Chambers Westgarth Diversity Council – Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Mark WilksCorrs Chambers Westgarth

The commercial litigation department at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is highly acclaimed for its ‘exceptional legal advice’ and for being ‘uniquely able to conduct high-profile plaintiff work and defendant work’. The team is known for acting on significant bet-the-company cases, in which it routinely represents both domestic and international companies as well as government bodies; it also prides itself on the longstanding nature of these client relationships. The group is active across a wide range of issues, but its recent caseload stands out in the areas of the public sector, financial services, and technology. Mark Wilks leads the national commercial litigation group out of Sydney, where James Whittaker is a standout practitioner in the regulatory prosecutions and investigations realm, while special counsel David Anthony brings additional strength to the firm’s financial service litigation offering. The team in Perth is also noted for its public sector litigation work; Kirsty Sutherland is a key contact.

Australia > Financial services regulatory

Corrs Chambers Westgarth regularly advises on a broad scope of work in the financial services regulatory space, from supporting corporate clients in strategic compliance advice to defending investigations commenced by regulators. Melbourne-based Robert Clarke heads up the financial sponsors group, while Mark Wilks is head of litigation relating to regulatory defence and investigations. Head of the financial services regulatory team Michael Chaaya specialises in superannuation and pensions, general and life insurance, funds management, and regulatory banking; he has also been active in recent reforms to the financial services regulatory environment. Another noteworthy team member is Felicity Healy, a litigator with specialist experience in this area. Named partners are Sydney-based unless otherwise mentioned.