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 practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is led from Sydney by Mark Wilks, who is frequently called upon to assist international firms. The team acts for domestic and international corporations, service providers and government entities, and is particularly strong in litigation in the technology and financial services sectors, in addition to acting in Royal Commissions. James Whittaker is skilled in class actions, Royal Commission inquiries and product liability claims, whilst special counsel David Anthony has strengths in political and corporate governance matters. Perth-based Kirsty Sutherland is a notable team member with a focus on claims relating to the energy and natural resources sectors. The Melbourne office was also joined by Charles Scerri QC in June 2021, following his retirement from the bar.

Australia > Financial services regulatory

The financial sponsors group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth leverages impressive bench strength to advise national and international banks, investment managers, funds, online platforms and other major financial institutions on a comprehensive range of contentious and non contentious financial regulatory matters. These include Design and Distribution Obligation (DDO) reforms, licensing structures, regulatory investments and enforcement, customer remediation, and the development of regulated products. The practice is headed by head of financial sponsors Robert Clarke in Melbourne, and head of financial sponsors head of commercial litigation Mark Wilks in Sydney. The team is supported by financial service authority Michael Chaaya, regulated products specialist Fadi Khoury, and litigation and insolvency expert Felicity Healy in Sydney.