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.

Areas of Practice

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

Blackwall Insights

Time waits for no one; except the Court of Appeal
December 9, 2019

Time waits for no one; except the Court of Appeal[Read More]

Doyle’s Guide 2019
June 28, 2019

Doyle’s Guide 2019 Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers & Firms – Western Australia[Read More]

What are the recent Ipso Facto reforms and what do they mean for your organisation?
September 10, 2018

The new ipso facto regime commenced on 1 July 2018 and applies to a variety of contracts. ...[Read More]

McKenzie’s appointment solidifies the year of expansion for Blackwall Legal
July 13, 2018

Blackwall Legal is excited to commence the new financial year with the appointments of two highly regarded...[Read More]

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]