Mario has had broad-based experience in law spanning more than 20 years and covering the areas of contract law, commercial law, business law, property, franchising, intellectual property, banking and finance, tort law, common law negligence, and trade practices.
Mario has conducted many complex litigated matters for predominantly corporate and commercial clients, including:
Corporations: breaches of directors duties both as breach of fiduciary duties and under the Corporations Act; shareholders disputes; preference payments; statutory demands; recovery against various creditors including third-party suppliers, banks, insurers, law firms, and the ATO; uncommercial transactions and insolvent trading actions; employment and OH&S matters.
Contracts: enforcement; restructuring; joint venture agreements; commercial leases; use and enforcement of Security of Payments Act claims.
Trade practices: restraint of trade confidentiality and trade secrets enforcement and defences; third-line forcing; misleading and deceptive conduct; professional negligence (lawyers, engineers, surveyors, architects, accountants and property valuers); trade mark breaches.
Trusts: deeds of trust on behalf of corporate trustee; obligations pursuant to deeds and at law generally; real property interests in constructive trusts or resulting trusts.
Property: possession of real property and commercial and residential mortgages; equitable subrogation in disputed mortgage recovery.
Mario is a member of the Commercial Lawyers’ Association, The Franchising Council of Australia and the American Chamber of Commerce.