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Mark is a dispute resolution partner specialising in complex commercial disputes and litigation. He has a reputation for combining technical excellence with strategic thinking and astute commercial advice.
He acts for a range of Australian and international clients in relation to the strategic management and resolution of commercial litigation and disputes in a range of industries including energy and resources, construction and engineering, manufacturing, logistics and real estate.
Mark has significant knowledge and experience in relation to disputes arising from corporate transactions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, resources and infrastructure projects, and intra-company disputes, including the enforcement of shareholder rights and directors' duties.
He regularly acts for clients in relation to the enforcement of contractual, statutory and equitable rights, including obtaining and resisting urgent injunctive relief.
Mark is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
Defended an A$1 billion product liability class action which included claims of negligence, negligent misstatement, negligent failure to warn and breach of statutory consumer laws.
Acted in litigation concerning breach of contract, and termination of contract, against the operator of one of its Australian coal mines.
Acted in relation to a contractual dispute with the Australian Commonwealth Government in relation to the AUD340 million supply contract for a new defence communications system for the Australian Defence Force.
Acted in an A$170 million fraud and misleading or deceptive conduct claim in relation to commercial real estate holdings.
Advised in a dispute with the main contractor under a design and build contract arising from the failure of new power station plant.
Advised on derivative action and minority oppression proceedings by a shareholder arising from alleged breach of directors' duties.
Advised on a number of significant construction disputes including the collapse of a NSW major arterial road tunnel, a crack in an arch in a significant NSW rail link, failed storm water management systems at a Queensland open cast mine, and the failure of a water pumping station at a NSW power station.
Acted in a dispute with the Australian Commonwealth Government and an Israeli subcontractor in relation to a defence project for an unmanned aerial vehicle for the Australian Defence Force.
Defending claims by investors in managed investment schemes, relating to its management of agricultural operations and associated dealings with the Responsible Entity of the schemes.
Recognised in litigation
Recognised as a key lawyer in dispute resolution: litigation
Mark Easton is a smart and seasoned litigator; he develops a deep understanding of highly technical matters in issue
"A real-world lawyer with a tactical brain who can give you both the black-letter law version and the commercial angle"
"[He] really comes through on the big and important matters"
Mark's "very high legal abilities are coupled with his sensible, clever, commercial and tactical advice"
"We trust him implicitly"
Listed as a recommended lawyer in dispute resolution law
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Glasgow