Mark Geritz's experience in energy and resources law, project development, native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage legal issues has seen him recognised as one of Australia's top energy and resources and native title lawyers having been named by independent judges as 2018 Australian Partner of the Year for Energy and Resources Law and 2018 and 2019 Partner of the Year for Native Title Law, following similar recognition in Queensland as judged by peers.
Mark is the go-to energy and resources and native title lawyer for both private and public enterprises, having acted on many of Australia's and the world's largest energy and resources and infrastructure projects.
In the last five years, Mark has acted on the largest coal project in Australia (Adani Carmichael Project), the largest CSG to LNG project in Australia (Australia Pacific LNG Project) and overseen the largest native title settlement in Australia (South West Settlement in Western Australia) which has also involved multiple proceedings in the Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court. Mark has also run the largest mining lease objection proceedings in Australian mining history, the Acland Land Court proceedings and then, in landmark judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland and Court of Appeal including successfully arguing that the Land Court Member demonstrated apprehended bias against his client, Mark assisted his client set aside the unfavourable Land Court recommendations.
Mark shares his knowledge with clients in valuable workshops offered through the Clayton Utz Training Program.