Partner

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.

Expertise

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. 

location

Melbourne

Thinking

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...
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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