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Senior Associate, John de la Hoyde returns to Madison Marcus

Madison Marcus is delighted to announce John de la Hoyde has returned to the firm to take up the role of Senior Associate in our National Disputes Resolution Group (NDRG) – Commercial, following a period working at one of the largest, full service firms in Australia.

Since admission in 2013, John has practiced in several areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution including complex commercial disputes, injunctions, construction litigation and property litigation with a particular focus on commercial resolution and the protection of brand integrity.

Madison Marcus Group Managing Director, Bechara Shamieh said, “We are always thrilled when a member of our team returns to Madison Marcus after a period of developing their skill sets at a large firm and then can apply that matter knowledge and experience for the benefit of our clients but with the service standards of a boutique firm. This very much applies to John, and his return to the MM fold significantly bolsters the depth of experience and expertise of the NDRG Group and the firm as a whole. John’s return has been very warmly embraced by everyone at MM and I look forward to watching his contribution to his division and to our Future Leaders Initiative.”

John has advised and acted for leading clients in media, pharmacy, financial services, food and beverage, construction, property development and hospitality industries in relation to disputes litigated in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales, together with other jurisdictions such as the District Court of New South Wales and the NCAT.

John’s matter highlights include:

  1. Acted in complex multi-party proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW involving a nationally recognised law firm and international bank in associated claims arising out of a multi-million-dollar fraud committed by an employed solicitor over a period of two years;
  1. Successfully acted for a bus transportation company in respect of a professional negligence / deceit claim against its former financial accountants which resulted in a multi-million-dollar judgment and an indemnity gross-sum costs order. Also successfully acted for the same client in defending an appeal in the Full Court brought by the accountancy firm;
  1. Acted in defence of complex class action proceedings involving the characterisation / construction of contracts for sale of units in a development comprising of over 300 class members;
  1. Successfully acted for an international pharmaceutical company in regards to a Federal Court dispute concerning a comparative advertising campaign run by its competitor;
  1. Acted for executors of a complex and financially plentiful estate in respect of a claim brought in the Supreme Court of NSW by the beneficiaries of the estate to have the executors removed;
  1. Successfully acted for an international office space services company in obtaining a Mareva order and final relief against a former employee who committed a series of frauds during the course of his employment.

Along with David Low, Head of our Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution division and recently recognised in the 12th Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Litigation; John will be working closely with the Directors and Senior Leadership Team of MM.

For more information about the recent additions to the MM Team, please contact our media department at: or 8022 1222.

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