Tim Mak

Practice Leader

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Practice Areas

  • Disputes and Litigation
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • 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.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Master of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne.

Professional qualifications: Law Society of New South Wales.

Expertise

Business Structuring

Assisting clients to scale their businesses through appropriate corporate structuring, licensing and franchising.

Disputes and Litigation

Assisting in resolving complex commercial disputes particularly prior to litigation.

Franchising

Advising clients on all aspects of franchising particularly international franchising.

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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
  • 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm - 2019 Australasian Lawyer 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer