Malcolm is an experienced commercial litigator who has recently acted for successful parties in matters before the High Court, the NSW Court of Appeal and the Full Court of the Federal Court. In addition to his appellate and trial work, Malcolm also has experience in domestic and international arbitrations, expert determinations and mediations. He has a broad commercial litigation practice, with particular expertise in the areas of tax litigation, M&A disputes, banking disputes and complex insurance disputes. Malcolm's clients include leading companies in the banking, insurance, media and defence industries.
Malcolm's understanding of the law and his commerciality enable him to identify quickly the critical legal and factual issues. He is frequently asked to advise clients during contractual negotiations so as to minimise the future litigation and insurance risks for the firm's clients. He provides plain-English advice and his recommendations are clear and concise.
Malcolm joined Allens in 1992 and commenced as a solicitor in 1995. From 1998 to 2000, he worked with a London firm before returning to Allens. Malcolm joined the partnership on 1 July 2007. Malcolm is a strong supporter of the firm's pro bono practice and is committed to providing the best environment for its lawyers to develop.
In recent years Malcolm has been listed as a leading insurance lawyer by Chambers Global and has been invited to present papers on tax litigation at taxation conferences. He is also a regular presenter of seminars at clients' offices and at the firm's client forums.
Areas of Expertise
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