Ganesh Jegatheesan

ADMITTED  2017    BAR  2019

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0431 091 175

Ganesh Jegatheesan, BA. LL.B (Hons) (Qld) LL.M (Melb)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Credit
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Foreign Investment
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Media
  • Personal Injuries
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law
  • Trade Practices

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Ganesh has a broad commercial practice incorporating general commercial law, corporations and securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, equity and common law proceedings. He is also a reporter for the Australian Corporations and Securities Reports.

Prior to joining the Bar, Ganesh served as Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Michael Sifris and the Honourable Justice Clyde Croft AM of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He also has significant regulatory and policy experience, having worked in the Mergers and Authorisation and Enforcement branches of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, as well as the Australian Taxation Office and as a staffer in Federal Parliament to the Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC.

Since joining the Bar, Ganesh has been briefed to appear and advise in relation to a wide range of proceedings, including:

General Commercial

  • Icon Co v Liberty Mutual Insurance & QBE Insurance (led by C Caleo QC with V Blidman and G Crafti) (Federal Court of Australia): Briefed for the first defendant in relation to dispute arising out of the Opal Tower incident in late 2018 with respect to the proper construction of third-party liability insurance policies issued by the first and second defendants, and related application of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth).
  • Jieyun v Toorak Development Group & Ors (Led by PJ Hayes QC with L Currie) (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the plaintiff unitholder in relation to a complex commercial dispute involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of trust and third-party accessory and recipient liability arising from a residential property investment venture.
  • Dasame Developments and Equinetrain v Pakenham Racing Club Inc (Led by R Dalton QC) (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the applicant in an application for an interlocutory injunction arising from a significant proposed redevelopment of the Pakenham Racecourse.
  • Gibbs v Walker Custodians & Ors (led by AT Strahan QC with A Baker) (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the defendants in relation to a dispute arising out of a complex loan agreement secured by associated third party mortgages and guarantees. Issues included the availability of equitable relief and allegations of unjust enrichment.

Corporations and Securities

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Investigation – Chapter 7 Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Briefed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to an ongoing investigation into alleged criminal breaches of Chapter 7 Corporations Act by a major Australian bank arising from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking and Financial Services Sector.
  • Running Hot and Cold Studios v Berrell (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the plaintiff company in relation to a dispute between former co-directors giving rise to allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of directors' duties pursuant to Chapter 2D Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and third-party accessory and recipient liability.
  • Ruralco Pty Ltd v Chapman (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the applicant in an urgent application for an interlocutory injunction to facilitate enforcement of a registered security interest pursuant to Chapter 4 Personal Property Securities Act 2010 (Cth).

Common Law

  • Crompton v Orchard (with S Mukerjea) (County Court of Victoria): Briefed for the defendant in a defamation proceeding.
  • Thexton v Miall & Ors (led by J Richards QC with D Dealehr) (Supreme Court of Victoria): Briefed for the plaintiff in relation to a negligence claim for personal injury and associated economic loss, including allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct pursuant to the Australian Consumer Law.

Ganesh read with Jonathan Kirkwood and his senior mentor is Peter Collinson QC.

From 25 October 2019, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.