Mark Wenn

Mark has extensive experience in the debt and asset recovery and insolvency spaces, advising corporate and government clients and leading accounting firms involved in challenged financial situations across a wide range of industry segments.

He brings strategic commercial thinking to bear on all his litigation matters, with a particular focus on high volume debt recovery litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Mark has a reputation for providing consistently exceptional client service and a common sense approach to litigation, qualities which he considers essential to delivering excellent outcomes across a substantial portfolio of matters.

Mark’s clients include Deloitte, BMW Group, NCI Commercial Collections, Department of Human Services and Suncorp.


Mark’s expertise includes:

  • Debt and asset recovery litigation and enforcement
  • Corporate and personal insolvent administrations
  • Personal property securities
  • National Credit Code
  • Contract disputes
  • Negligence actions
  • Australian Consumer Law
  • Product liability
  • Building and construction disputes.

Recent projects

  • Acting for liquidator in application to terminate winding up of Australian subsidiary of Hong Kong listed entity holding $50m in domestic assets.
  • Intervention by liquidator in ACCC proceedings to recover telecommunications business subject to freezing order.
  • FEG funded actions to examine parties (including liquidators) associated with phoenix of business and to prosecute insolvent trading action against directors.
  • Acting for bankruptcy trustees in cases variously involving fraud against a body corporate; abduction of a bankrupt, his identity theft and fraudulent mortgages; court proceedings to void sham trust arrangements; interventions in family court proceedings; recovery of shareholding in land rich deregistered entity; various anti-avoidance proceedings.
  • Acting for manufacturers in defective goods and personal injury claims.
  • Acting for financiers in fraud proceedings, including seeking recovery of assets from third parties.
  • Numerous enforcement proceedings including winding ups, bankruptcies, injunctions and State based debt enforcement mechanisms.

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Recognised Lawyer, Insolvency and Reorganisation Law, The Best Lawyers in Australia.
  • Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. 




Restructuring & Insolvency
Walking the line: abuse of process in public...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: We either live with intention or...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: The privilege trap: implied waiver
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Security for costs: considerations of...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Shifting sands- contracting with...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Tips for settlement conferences
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: High Court reconsiders advocate's...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Staying commercial arbitrations
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Contract Interpretation: Strict...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Insolvency: Evidence of director...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Contract drafting: Time-bar take-outs...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Costs: When the winner doesn’t get...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Wrongful Dealing with Property: What...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: PPSA: The ‘udder’ necessity of...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Contracts: Risks associated with...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Cost Quirks - Pre-Action Discovery
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: The upcoming unfair contracts regime...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Fruits of taxation and staying an...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: A warning to administrators when...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Relief and reprieve for short term...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Solicitors' obligations under the...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Debt repayment arrangements and their...
Commercial Disputes
Litig8: Shareholders inspecting books

Special Counsel

Tim Sargeant