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Marcus Thomson
Associate
Qualifications & Education
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance), University of Queensland, Australia
Admissions
  • New South Wales, Australia

Marcus has a wide range of experience acting in complex and high profile disputes and investigations.

Background

Marcus completed a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance) at the University of Queensland before moving to Sydney to work at a leading Australian law firm, Gilbert + Tobin. Before Marcus joined Enyo Law in June 2023, he also served for a year as Tipstaff (Judicial Clerk) to a senior Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Reported cases
  • Acted for the former chair of a publicly listed casino operator in their defence of civil penalty proceedings brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for alleged breaches of directors’ duties relating to money laundering risk.
  • Acted for a foreign state regulator in an Australian claim for damages arising from torts allegedly committed on the foreign state’s soil.
  • Acted for a major Australian bank’s pension business in its defence of a class action relating to an alleged failure to act in the best interests of members.
  • Acted for a corporate trustee in its defence of a claim relating to allegedly improper allocations of funds under a contractual and trust-based commercial relationship.
  • Acted for a nation-state in international arbitration proceedings relating to a natural gas development.
  • Acted for a peak trade union body in its successful application to the High Court of Australia for a declaration that legislation restricting election campaigning was unconstitutional because it unduly infringed the freedom of political communication.
  • Acted for Bernard Collaery, former Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, who faced high-profile national security charges.
  • Acted as Solicitor Assisting the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme, established to investigate the Australian Government’s failed welfare debt-recovery program.
  • Acted for the Australian Government in its response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
  • Acted for a political party and affiliated persons in connection with investigations relating to the party’s corporate structure and financial management, and its compliance with election financing laws.
  • Acted for a hotel called to give evidence to the Victorian COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry.
  • Acted for an individual called to give evidence to the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption regarding State government corruption.
  • Acted for a major Australian bank in an internal review of its risk-management practices in response to an investigation by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
News
May 20, 2024
LIDW 2024: Clash of Jurisdictions – era of sanctions, anti-suit and anti-anti-suit injunctions?
Enyo Law is co-hosting an event at London International Disputes Week 2024 alongside One Essex Court, ALRUD law firm, and...
May 16, 2024
MUR Shipping: Force Majeure and Reasonable Endeavours – Contractual Certainty and how to Foresee the Unforeseeable
This week, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the highly anticipated RTI Ltd (Respondent) v MUR Shipping BV (Appellant)...
May 15, 2024
Creditors duty – taking stock
In this update we analyse recent developments in the UK and other common law countries to flesh out unanswered questions...
May 7, 2024
One step closer to a sustainable EU?
An update on progress On 24 April 2024, the EU Parliament approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), moving...