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Our People


Zmarak Zhouand – Principal


Zmarak was admitted as a lawyer in Australia in 2001 and as an attorney and counselor at law in New York, USA, in 2014.


Between 2001 to 2008, Zmarak worked with Henry Davis York and Gadens Lawyers, both leading Australian corporate law firms, where he represented “blue-chip” national and international clients across the corporate, commercial, banking and finance and litigation practice areas.


Between 2008 to 2011, Zmarak worked as Senior Legal Counsel with a large telecommunications operator in the Middle-East and re-entered private practice, as a partner, in 2011.


As Principal of our firm, Zmarak focusses on corporate, commercial, compliance and arbitration related work with a particular interest in servicing the needs of Registered Training Organisations, Higher Education Providers and Cryptocurrency and NFT Issuers and Service Providers.


He has a B.A (SCU) (1998) and a LL.B. (UNE) (2000) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, United Kingdom. 


Pushpa Mahtani – Practice Manager


Pushpa is a qualified teacher and trainer and has been involved in managing Registered Training Organisations since 2014.  Pushpa is highly organized, efficient and friendly and happens to speak 5 languages including Cantonese.


She is our Practice Manager and consequently is in charge of the admin function for our firm including procurement, recruitment, finance and quality assurance.


She has a BSocSci (NUS), GrdDipEdu (NIE) and is currently working towards her TAE qualification.

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