Marko’s broad experience allows him to comfortably categorise himself as a generalist commercial lawyer while retaining industry expertise in the telecommunications and electricity industries. Marko has acquired knowledge and experience with leading government regulators, such as the ACCC and the ACMA; represented industry leaders as a lawyer with some of Australia’s top-tier firms; acted as in-house counsel for a telco provider; managed a generalist practice; and also worked as an engineer in a past professional life.

As a result of these varied experiences, Marko is quite adept at assimilating commercial, regulatory and technological realities, meaning he provides valuable industry insights to his clients.

“My value lies in finding and customising the right balance between legal risk and commercial opportunity.”

Significant matters

Planet Technology Group – constructed and implemented a tailor-made regulatory compliance framework, as well as updating all commercial documentation including wholesale and retail agreements.

Australian Communications and Media Authority – advised on the application of legislative instruments and Acts for the purpose of regulating the telecommunications industries transition to an NBN environment.

ACCC – advised the Australian Energy Regulator with respect to the introduction of chapter 5A of the National Electricity Rules, which concerns the connection of embedded generators, such as solar and wind, to the electricity distribution network.

ACCC – arbitrated access disputes between the incumbent, Telstra, and access seekers on a variety of telecommunications products and services.

DLA Piper – advised clients on the operation of the National Energy Customer Framework and their obligations under the framework.

King & Wood Mallesons – prepared submissions on Telstra’s behalf with respect to the ACCC’s proposal to declare Wholesale ADSL.

King & Wood, Mallesons – advised clients on the Australian Energy Regulator’s issues paper setting out the proposed approach to regulating alternative energy selling models under the National Energy Retail Law, including solar power purchase agreements.

Juris Doctor (Bachelor of Law), University of Melbourne

Masters of Engineering Science Communications, Victoria University of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering: Electronics & Communications, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • Telecommunications
  • Electricity
  • Technology
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Competition and Regulation

related contacts

Marcus Hannah VIC
Alex Ninis VIC