Michael O'Bryan


  • Commercial Law
  • Competition/Market Conduct
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Administrative Law (Merits Review & Judicial Review)
  • Constitutional Law



Michael was a Panel Member of the Competition Policy Review that delivered its final report to the Federal Government in March 2015.

Michael is a member and past chairman of the Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia.


• Cartel Conduct Bill- Double Jeopardy, paper delivered at the Joint Federal Court/Law Council Conference, April 2009

• The case for increased private enforcement of cartel law, paper delivered at a Law Council Conference, November 2011

• Standard of proof in section 50 cases – commentary on ACCC v Metcash delivered at the Annual Conference of the Victorian Bar, March 2012

• Issues arising from the extraterritorial reach of Australian cartel laws, paper delivered at the Federal Court / Law Council of Australia International Commercial Law And Arbitration Conference, August 2013

• Are there stresses and strains in the remedial structure of the Competition And Consumer Act 2010?, commentary delivered at the Law Council Competition and Consumer Law Workshop, August 2013

• Competition Policy Review, Panel Member, 2015




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Michael O'Bryan QC
  • Name: Michael O'Bryan QC
  • Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BSc (Melb)
  • Chambers: 3808 Ninian Stephen Chambers MAP
  • Signed Bar Roll: 2002
  • Silk: 2011
  • Admitted: 1987
  • Admitted in: VIC*, ACT, NSW, QLD

  • Direct Telephone: +61 3 9225 7744
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