Marina has extensive experience in litigation relating to both defamation and intellectual property, as well as in general commercial disputes.
Her experience has seen her involved in many high-profile media cases, including Craig McLachlan’s defamation claim against Fairfax and Christie Whelan Browne, representing the Australian Financial Review and columnist Joe Aston in a defamation case brought by venture capitalist Elaine Stead, and acting for the AFR and Aaron Patrick in a defamation case commenced by entrepreneur Dr Jemma Green. She also provides regular pre-publication advice to media clients in the publishing, film and television and podcasting fields.
In addition, Marina advises on commercial and privacy legal issues, with a particular focus on issues facing media clients. Her expertise and interest cover a broad range of industries. In addition to media and entertainment, she advises in the sports, design and consumer goods fields.
She regularly supports clients by holding training seminars and has authored numerous papers for key publications such as the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (UK), the World Data Protection Report (international), the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and Australian Internet Law Bulletin (for which she also sits on both editorial boards) and the Communications Law Bulletin. She has also written opinion pieces for The Sydney Morning Herald on current topics in media law.
Marina is regularly recognised by her clients and peers, being a ranked lawyer for Legal 500 in both IP and Media in 2023 and in Doyles Guide for Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law in 2022 and 2023 (having previously been a ‘Rising Star’ for Intellectual Property & TMT). In the 2023 Chambers rankings, she was recognised as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the category of ‘Asia-Pacific 2024: TMT: Media’ and described as:
“… a tenacious media lawyer who strives for the best results for her clients.”
“… superb. She is a safe pair of hands but is also very commercial and market-aware.”
“… incredibly energetic, very detail-oriented, and really wants to debate with you and engage with real issues.”
Marina sits on the board of the Communications and Media Law Association and is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association.