Mark Cessario

Special Counsel. Sydney.

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Mark's Expertise

  • Class actions Extensive experience in class action litigation, including acting for the Commonwealth in defence of the Pan Pharmaceuticals class action, actions concerning the PDS for the RiverCity Motorway IPO and the collapse of Provident Capital Limited.
  • Complex commercial litigation Acting for the Commonwealth of Australia in Federal Court actions to recover payments made under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, calling upon undertakings as to damages given by pharmaceutical companies when seeking injunctive relief.
  • White collar crime Provided advice and pursued recovery action arising from employee-related fraud, including complex recovery proceedings arising out of the misappropriation of $16 million by a securities trader, and acted for a former listed company to recover nearly $2 million in an employee fraud claim.
  • Financial services industry Acted for banks and other financial services clients in a variety of disputes, including acting in relation to a dispute in relation to multi-million dollar losses arising from FX options trading, acting for a trustee to recover funds for noteholders following the collapse of Elderslie Finance Corporation and acting for a corporate trustee in resolving a dispute between unit holders.
  • Government adviser Advised Commonwealth Government departments, agencies and regulators on disputes (potential and actual) concerning contraventions of trade practices legislation, therapeutic goods regulations and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.