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Michael O'Bryan QC

Senior Counsel, Ninian Stephen Chambers
Member, Competition Policy Review Panel (2014-2015)

 

Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationLLB Melbourne University (1985)
  • BSc Melbourne University (1985)
  • Admitted to practice (2 March 1987)
  • Signed bar roll (23 May 2002)
  • Appointed Silk (22 Nov 2011)

 

Relevant work history, committee involvement and other experience

  • Image of briefcase2011-current - Queen's Counsel
  • 2014 - 2015, Competition Policy Review Panel
  • 2002-2011 - Barrister
  • 1992-2002 - Partner, Minter Ellison (competition law group)
  • 1988-1990 - Solicitor, Simmons & Simmons (London)
  • 1986 - Commenced articles, Minter Ellison

 

Relevant memberships and Affiliations

  • Member and Past Chairman of the Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia

 

Competition law publications

  • Image of book 'Refusal to License Intellectual Property Under the Australian Trade Practices Act' (May 1992), Patent World
  • 'Section 46: Law Or Economics?' (1993) 1 CCLJ
  • 'Access Pricing: Law before Economics?' (1996) 4 CCLJ
  • 'Section 46: Legal and Economic Principles and Reasoning in Melway and Boral' (2001) 8 CCLJ
  • '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)