Mark Darian-Smith

Mark Darian-Smith

1984 Menzies Scholar in Law


Arts and Law degrees (both with Hons), University of Melbourne (1982)

Articled Clerk (1983)

Masters degree in Civil Law, Oxford University (1984)


Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Brisbane:

- Managing Partner (Performance & Quality)

- Partner, Dispute Resolution Clients

Specialises in advising on major infrastructure, construction, joint venture and M&A disputes, commercial contracts, telecommunications, trade practices and torts (including defamation)


Other awards and achievements

Named as one of Australia's leading commercial litigation lawyers in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers. Also named as one of Australia's leading experts in commercial arbitration in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.

Career history/highlights

1991-1997: Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne

1998-2003: Partner in Charge, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Brisbane

Specialist Accreditation in Mediation from the LIV

Accredited mediator on the LEADR Advanced Panel and from the Queensland Law Society

Professional/Other affiliations

- Media and Communications Subcommittee of Business Law Section of Law Council of Australia

- Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, Associate Member

- Queensland Law Society, NSW Law Society, Law Institute of Victoria

Areas of Professional Interest

Banking and finance related matters, telecommunications, trade practices, contracts, professional negligence and torts (including defamation).

April 2004