Tim Mak

Practice Leader

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Practice Areas

  • Business Structuring
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Franchising
  • Regulatory and Compliance

Tim has helped us at each stage to expand to become a truly global business. He has exceptional local and international law expertise and was invaluable in assisting with the growth phase of our business. He also has a commercial, practical perspective on the law which is very valuable to any fast-growing business.

Craig Caruana, Flip Out International

Tim is a Practice Leader at LegalVision with a broad range of legal experience in commercial and franchising law as well as business sales.

Prior to his role at LegalVision, Tim was Managing Partner of the franchise specialist law firm DCS Lawyers. Tim was also General Counsel for Gloria Jean’s Coffees International and Fastway. With over 10 years’ experience leading the legal departments within successful international franchise businesses, he has unique expertise in guiding the growth and expansion of Australian-based franchise networks.

Tim also has extensive experience dealing with regulatory bodies including the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Skills Quality Authority with a focus on assisting Registered Training Organisations with registration and compliance issues. This includes dealing with disputes in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Tim’s experience gives him a commercial perspective on the law. He sees this as a crucial element of the way that he provides legal advice and expertise to his clients.

In his spare time Tim enjoys cycling, travelling and observing politics from afar.

Expertise

Business Structuring and Strategic Advice

Advising clients on international growth strategies and relocating head offices overseas, particularly the UAE and Singapore.

Advising clients wishing to sell or take stakes in fast-growing businesses, as well as advising sellers and buyers of medium and large private businesses.

Advising general commercial and RTO clients in dealing with all aspects of regulatory issues arising with the ACCC and ASQA.

Franchising

Advising and guiding clients with franchising challenges, both domestic and international.

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  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice – Winner – Australasian Lawyer 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2020 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2020 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm - 2019 Australasian Lawyer 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer