Macky Markar is an associate in our Canberra office, who works across the Moulis Legal trade, property and commercial teams.
Macky started his Moulis Legal career as a paralegal in our Brisbane office, and then relocated to our Canberra office in early 2017. Macky works across a number of our practice areas assisting in a broad array of international and domestic business issues.
Macky has travelled significantly, and lived in multiple countries, including China and Sri Lanka. As a consequence, he has a strong interest in international issues, and provides us with a unique outlook on cross-border matters and social and cultural diversity. His experience living in China has complemented Moulis Legal’s China practice and has seen him present in person and via podcast on Chinese investment topics.
Macky undertakes the research and analysis which underpins the advice we give to our international trade clients, and keeps our team aware of both ongoing issues and new developments. He has been closely involved in the comprehensive injury analysis, detailed verification work and financial interrogation that accompanies government investigations of cross-border commerce.
Macky has provided advice to clients on a range of international investment and commercial matters. This has included work as varied as labelling and packaging requirements for export of products into Asia, corporate structuring of a prospective charity and the legislative implications on the import of cosmetic goods into Australia.
In the commercial property space, Macky has performed due diligence and property certification tasks on properties as diverse as commercial office buildings in Townsville, Gold Coast and Canberra, and renewable energy sites in urban fringe and rural areas.
Macky is a graduate of the University of Queensland, where he completed a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.
Macky doesn’t like cricket. He loves it. He also likes to travel.
In a landmark trade mark ruling from the Beijing High People’s Court, Treasury Wine Estates (“TWE”), the owner of the ‘Penfolds’ wine brand, has successfully challenged the registration of the lucrative ‘Ben Fu’ trade mark which had been registered by a well-known ‘trade mark squatter’ in China. TWE had failed to register the trade mark, prior to the trade mark squatter’s registration, despite having developed a strong reputation over 20 years in the Chinese market.
Moulis Legal’s Christopher Hewitt, Emily Murphy and Macky Markar discuss how Australian businesses can resolve disputes in China using legal, administrative and commercial strategies.
Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law have been introduced by the Queensland Government that will apply to heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. The changes will impact on the operation of electronic diaries and increase and harmonise certain penalties under the Heavy Vehicle National Law. Moulis Legal’s Christopher Hewitt and Macky Markar provide a summary of the changes.
Moulis Legal’s Christopher Hewitt, Emily Murphy and Macky Markar discuss how Australian businesses can protect their intellectual property in China using legal, administrative and commercial strategies.
The proposed China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will open up new opportunities for Australian businesses interested in accessing the dynamic Chinese marketplace. Australian businesses are exploring investment and business opportunities in China and often have many questions about how to operate in China’s unique and challenging business environment.