Brendon Clarke




Brendon specialises in large-scale, complex disputes and regulatory investigations involving in-depth forensic investigation and analysis.

Brendon has acted on a range of high profile commercial litigation and regulatory investigations in both Australia and New Zealand. He has advised clients in sectors including banking and finance, energy and resources, construction and engineering, property, IT, telecommunications and government. 

Key deals

National Australia Bank

Acting for NAB in a civil penalty proceeding brought by ASIC under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.

Advising NAB in connection with regulatory investigations, including by way of a full-time secondment to NAB’s in-house legal team.

Major Australian Bank

Advising a major Australian bank in relation to the design and implementation of large-scale customer remediation programs.

Listed AFS licence holder

Advising a listed AFS licence holder in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement action by ASIC in connection with alleged non-compliance with credit legislation.

Major resources company

Advising a major resources company in proceedings challenging an ATO decision disallowing deductions in excess of A$70 million.

Major retail franchisor

Acting for an Australian retail franchisor in a claim against a global software company for misleading and deceptive conduct relating to the development of software systems.