7 Wentworth Selborne

Mark Dempsey SC

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Practice Areas

Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial Law, Equity, insurance, appellate, international and domestic arbitration, expert determination and mediation


Mark is one of Australia’s leading barristers specialising in major construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes throughout Australia and Asia.

In addition to his standing in those fields , Mark has extensive experience in advising and appearing in relation to a broad range of complex commercial and equity disputes at trial and appellate level.

Mark is the Chair of the Australian Bar Association’s International Committee.

Mark has a wealth of experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including international and commercial arbitration, mediation and expert determination.

He has appeared in complex, multi-million-dollar international arbitrations in Singapore and Australia as counsel.

Mark is available for appointment as an accredited arbitrator (FCIArb,FACICA and F-AICA), expert determiner and mediator in Australia, Singapore and throughout Asia. He is accredited as arbitrator and mediator (NMAS, M-AICA, NSW Bar).

Professional Memberships

Australian Bar Association, Bar Associations of NSW, Victoria and ACT and the IBA;

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Director, Fellow and panel arbitrator of ACICA; panel Arbitrator and Mediator at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC); member of ICCA, Society of Construction Law (Australia & UK), and LawAsia.