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Mark Dobbie

Advising the directors and officers of the former State Bank Victoria and Tricontinental Corporation Limited before the Royal Commission established by the Victorian Government to inquire into the collapse of the Tricontinental Merchant Bank.
Representing Oz Minerals Holdings Limited in the multi party securities class action commenced in relation to the merger of Oxiana Limited and Zinifex Limited.
Representing a former director of Banksia Securities Limited in the class action and Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation arising out of the collapse of Banksia in late 2012.
Representing the Melbourne Market Authority in the class action commenced by stall holders concerned by the relocation of the market from Footscray to Epping.
Representing and advising barristers and solicitors since 1992 on instructions from the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee and LawCover in connection with negligence and breach of contract claims, including the successful defence in the High Court of Australia challenge to barristers immunity from suit.
Advising one of Australia's big four banks in its capacity as trustee of a number of large industry based superannuation funds. This includes acting for the trustee in the defence of numerous total (TPD) and partial (PPD) disability claims made by members of the superannuation funds throughout Australia, where the trustee has formed the view that the members did not qualify for payment of a disability benefit.
Advising one of Australia's big four banks in its capacity as trustee of a number of large industry based superannuation funds. This includes acting for the trustee in the defence of numerous total (TPD) and partial (PPD) disability claims made by members of the superannuation funds throughout Australia, where the trustee has formed the view that the members did not qualify for payment of a disability benefit.
Acting for ExxonMobil in an arbitration with a customer over liability under a long term gas supply agreement due to an interruption to supply following the explosion and fire at Longford in Victoria.
Acting for ExxonMobil and BHP Billiton in Federal Court of Australia proceedings against the Comptroller of Customs and the Commonwealth of Australia in relation to the classification of certain oil and gas wells for excise purposes.
Acting for ExxonMobil in a Royal Commission in respect of an explosion and fire at Longford in Victoria.
Acting for Centro Retail Trust in a Federal Court of Australia class action by unit holders for breach of continuous disclosure obligations.
Representing Esso Australia Ltd over a period of ten years before the Royal Commission into the 1998 Longford explosion and fire and in the defence to the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) prosecution, compensation claims, joint venture dispute and Supreme Court class action. This involved complex causation issues in respect of engineering and other process related outcomes.
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