Daniel Bongiorno

QUALIFICATIONS  BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Dist) (Georgetown)
ADMITTED  2007    BAR  2010

PHONE  9225 6040
MOBILE  0410 591927

Daniel Bongiorno, BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Dist) (Georgetown)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • Media
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices

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Daniel practises in:

(a) commercial law, including corporations matters and group proceedings; and

(b) public law, including judicial review proceedings and inquiries.

Before signing the Bar Roll, Daniel practised at the London office of the New York firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Prior to this, he was an associate to the Chief Justice of Victoria, the Honourable Justice Marilyn Warren AC.

Daniel is also admitted as an attorney in New York and to the roll of solicitors in England & Wales (non-practising). He completed postgraduate studies at Georgetown University, where he was awarded the prize for the most distinguished academic performance leading to a Master of Laws Degree (General Studies).

Representative experience includes:

Commercial / Corporations

CellOS Software v Huber ongoing Federal Court action for breach of director's duties (unled)

Sell Your Gold Pty Ltd v Australian Diamond Trading Corporation: ongoing Victorian Court of Appeal proceeding concerning property / conversion (junior to Daryl Williams QC)

Mr Rental Australia Pty Ltd v IRD Services Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 700; Mr Rental Australia Pty Ltd v IRD Services Pty Ltd (No 2)[2016] NSWSC 918: New South Wales Supreme Court commercial action / franchise dispute (junior to Richard Attiwill QC)

Links Golf Tasmania Pty Ltd v Sattler (2012) 213 FCR 1: Federal Court shareholder derivative action for breach of director's duties (junior to Greg Garde QC)

Various Victorian Supreme Court Practice Court interlocutory / emergency applications (unled)

Group Proceedings / Class Actions

Kamasaee v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (No 9) [2017] VSC 171: Victorian Supreme Court Manus Island Detention Centre group proceeding (junior to Richard Attiwill QC)

A v Schulberg & Ors [2014] VSC 180; A v Schulberg & Ors (No 2) [2014] VSC 258: Victorian Supreme Court Hepatitis C group proceeding (junior to David Curtain QC and Matt Collins QC)

Regent Holdings v State of Victoria [2013] VSC 601; Regent Holdings v State of Victoria [2015] VSC 422: Victorian Supreme Court / Court of Appeal Abalone Virus group proceeding (junior to Bret Walker SC, David Curtain QC and Richard Attiwill)

Constitutional Law / Public Law / Judicial Review

Knight v Victoria [2017] HCA 29: High Court constitutional challenge to ad hominem parole legislation (junior to Kris Walker QC)

Khaled v Business Licensing Authority & Anor: ongoing Victorian Supreme Court judicial review proceeding (unled)

Falaras v Gouletsas [2017] VSC 495: Victorian Supreme Court appeal on a question of law pursuant to section 148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic) (unled)

MZYQZ v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 948 Federal Court judicial review proceeding (junior to Richard Niall QC)

Commissions / Inquiries / Regulatory Matters

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Allegations made against the Auditor-General, November 2015 (for Auditor-General, junior to Richard Attiwill QC)

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Operation Lansdowne, December 2017 (for significant witness, unled)

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, Case Study 36: Church of England Boys Society, May 2017 (for significant witness, unled)

Various regulatory investigations by Consumer Affairs Victoria, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Registered Organisations Commission

From 02 Dec 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.