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Michael Hodge QC

Bachelor of Arts - University of Queensland (2000)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Queensland (2003)
Graduate Diploma in Competition Law - University of Melbourne (2011)
Master of Laws - University of Melbourne (2013)


Appointed Queens Counsel 2017


Michael practises nationally in all kinds of complex commercial disputes, particularly in the areas of competition law, insolvency, corporations law, financial services and energy and resources. He has acted for and advised many regulators and government agencies, and individuals and corporations engaging with government or the subject of regulatory investigations or civil penalty proceedings.

In 2018, he was one of the Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. He has regularly appeared before or assisted in commissions of inquiry and public reviews.

In competition law, Michael has appeared and advised the ACCC, individuals and Australian and foreign corporations in relation to investigations and proceedings in respect of allegations concerning mergers, cartels, abuse of market power, and unconscionable conduct. He is listed by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended senior counsel in competition law and in commercial litigation.

Michael is a member of the Corporations Committee and the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He has spoken widely on topics including corporate governance, director’s liability and ethical conduct.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Cross-border Insolvency
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • International Law
    • Partnership disputes
    • Product liability
    • Professional liability
    • Real property
    • Restraint of trade
    • Shareholder class actions
    • Superannuation
    • Trade Practices
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Public law


Agribusiness, Banks & Financial Services, Government, Primary Resources, Power & Utilities, Technology, Media & Telecommunications,

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