Mark Gerus

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0412 855 484

Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
Contractual disputes
Corporations law
Mining and resources
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Industrial and employment
Workplace health and safety


State offences
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries
Australian crime authority

Commonwealth offences
White collar and corporate crime

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Public and administrative
Judicial review and administrative law
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Privacy/freedom of information



Mark Gerus has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and resources litigation, having previously been the founding litigation partner at boutique firm Blakiston & Crabb and in the litigation department of Gilbert + Tobin.

He is widely recognised for his specialist experience in the resources sector. For example, he:

  • Acts for resource companies in complex disputes relating to mining tenements, the sale and purchase of mining projects, joint ventures, termination of contracts, State Agreements and director’s duties.

  • Regularly appears as counsel on behalf of mining and exploration companies in the Mining Warden’s Court in relation to all aspects of the Mining Act and ‘bet the company’ litigation relating to mining tenements.

  • Conducts applications for the judicial review of the State and Commonwealth Ministerial decisions relating to major resource projects.

  • Advises Australian resource companies in relation to disputes and litigation arising from international operations and assisted in major crisis response issues in Western Australia and Africa.

Mark has been recognised in Best Lawyers for Litigation, Mining Law and Natural Resources Law as well as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, Doyle’s Guide and Benchmark Asia Pacific.  

He is on the editorial board of the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal and the Australian Resources Law Reports. He also lectures in Mining and Resources Law at Murdoch University; and is an active member of the AMPLA (WA branch) and is its representative on the Mining Industry Liaison Committee.



Date of admission: 1993

Qualifications: LLB (UWA), LLM (University of Melbourne)


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