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Nicholas Mavrakis

Nicholas Mavrakis

AshurstLevel 11, 5 Martin PlaceSydneyAustralia2000

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nicholas Mavrakis is a well-respected lawyer who is singled out for his expertise in both regulatory and internal investigations.

Biography

Nicholas has practised for over 25 years. From July 2014 to August 2017, he led the Clayton Utz national commercial litigation practice; and from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019, he was a member of the firm’s board. He has extensive experience in managing complex litigation in commercial disputes, class actions, securities law, cartel claims, fraud, and tax disputes. He represents domestic and foreign corporate and banking clients in regulatory investigations, Commissions of Inquiry, and follow-on regulatory enforcement action/prosecutions and civil/class action litigation. 

Nicholas represents several Australian banks in their response to complex investigations undertaken by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission and the Australian Tax Office; and in the recent Royal Commission into banking and financial services. 

Examples of his matters are the defence of a leading Australian bank against an ASIC prosecution alleging market manipulation in the BBSW financial market; the defence of a major mining company in the defence of allegations by ASIC of contraventions of the continuous disclosure and accounting obligations; a major listed gaming entity in a major regulatory gaming inquiry; and an international ratings agency in a series of class actions. 

He has been recognised by his peers in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific. He has been consistently recognised in Best Lawyers Australia for alternative dispute resolution (2014-2020), litigation (2013-2020), class action litigation (2015-2020) and regulatory practice (2014-2020).

Australia - Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nicholas Mavrakis has an impressive profile demonstrating exceptional know-how in disputes relating to tax law, securities law and cartels.

Biography

Nicholas has practised for over 25 years. From July 2014 to August 2017, he led the Clayton Utz national commercial litigation practice; and from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019, he was a member of the firm’s board. He has extensive experience in managing complex litigation in commercial disputes, class actions, securities law, cartel claims, fraud, and tax disputes. He represents domestic and foreign corporate and banking clients in regulatory investigations, Commissions of Inquiry, and follow-on regulatory enforcement action/prosecutions and civil/class action litigation. 

Nicholas represents several Australian banks in their response to complex investigations undertaken by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission and the Australian Tax Office; and in the recent Royal Commission into banking and financial services. 

Examples of his matters are the defence of a leading Australian bank against an ASIC prosecution alleging market manipulation in the BBSW financial market; the defence of a major mining company in the defence of allegations by ASIC of contraventions of the continuous disclosure and accounting obligations; a major listed gaming entity in a major regulatory gaming inquiry; and an international ratings agency in a series of class actions. 

He has been recognised by his peers in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific. He has been consistently recognised in Best Lawyers Australia for alternative dispute resolution (2014-2020), litigation (2013-2020), class action litigation (2015-2020) and regulatory practice (2014-2020).

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