Chris Pearce 

LL.B (Dist); BSc (Hon)

Legal Expertise

Chris has experience across a diverse range of practice areas, encompassing listed company reconstructions, corporate structuring, substantial share and asset acquisitions, compliance, large scale health projects, commercial litigation, the drafting of legislation, and energy and resources projects on every continent.

Chris has acted for major accounting firms, several banks and other financiers, one of the world’s largest oil producers, the world’s oldest litigation funder, and many LSE- and ASX-listed companies.

He sits on the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee and has lectured in commercial and corporate practice for the Leo Cussen Institute’s Articles Training Program.

In addition to his work in the law, Chris has a first-class honours degree in chemistry for research into communication between lawyers and scientists in both commercial and litigation settings.


Practical Experience

Since establishing Blackwall Legal in 2015, Chris’ practice has focused on corporate and commercial work for several ASX-listed, other public and private entities, along with individuals.

Chris also is equipped with three years of legal practice in Europe. Based in London from 2012, he established a niche corporate structuring and financing practice working with start-ups in the London and Cambridge technology hubs. He also practiced in energy and resources law, providing corporate and commercial advice for projects based across the world, with an emphasis on Africa and Europe.

Blackwall Insights

The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme: what it means for your organisation.
April 20, 2018

Organisations hold increasingly large amounts of personal information, sometimes without being conscious of the sensitivity of that...[Read More]

One-year Bankruptcy Reform Introduced
October 19, 2017

With none of the fanfare associated with other recent insolvency reforms, the Federal Government today introduced amendments...[Read More]

Safe Harbour Navigated by Parliament
September 18, 2017

Today, Federal Parliament passed new legislation which provides some protection for directors of companies in a difficult...[Read More]

Blackwall Continues Support for the Piddington Society Bali Law Conference
June 15, 2017

Earlier this week, we were proud to host our friends from the Vidhi Law Offices in Bali...[Read More]

Ausmex Mining Group Commences Trading
May 30, 2017

Ausmex Mining Group Limited (ASX:AMG) commenced trading today on ASX following its acquisition of the Ausmex Mining...[Read More]

Admission to Practice

Supreme Court of Western Australia

High Court of Australia


Membership & Professional Roles

Law Society of Western Australia
Chair – Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee
Ordinary Member

Law Council of Australia
Deputy Chair – Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee

Turnaround Management Association
Committee Member (WA Branch)

Healthy Hips Australia Limited
Non-Executive Director