Mark Yaskewych

Legal secretary: Linda La Porta
☎ +61 3 8600 8830
Mark has a broad range of experience over many years of practice in property, leasing, commercial and litigation. He now concentrates on all commercial transactions that involve acting for developers / property investors in sale and purchase of properties. Mark also acts for vendors / purchasers of all types of businesses including drafting of commercial agreements and franchising matters.

The commercial experience Mark has is of particular benefit in franchising matters which often involves advice on lease and sale of business issues.

The negotiation skills Mark has developed over the years, both through his litigation work and his involvement in numerous complex commercial transactions, enable him to determine the best approach to achieve the right outcome for his clients.

Areas of practice


  • Adverse possessions
  • Security documents and loan agreements
  • Building contracts and project management agreements
  • Commercial and industrial leases
  • Commercial, retail and industrial sales and purchases
  • Covenant and easement issues
  • Estate agents
  • Joint venture developments
  • Retail leasing
  • Retirement villages
  • Subdivision and developments
  • TLA conveyancing — auctions
  • Town planning


  • Franchising
  • Franchises and licences
  • Franchise agreements
  • Franchise disclosure documents

Commercial and corporate

  • Contracts
  • Corporations Act
  • Finance
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Licensing and distribution agency matters
  • Negotiation of commercial agreements
  • Partnership and joint ventures
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Shareholder dealings
  • Small business
  • Trade Practices

Professional memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Property Council of Australia — Victoria Division

Admitted to practice

  • 1985 — Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1985 — High Court of Australia