Ganesh Jegatheesan

ADMITTED  2017    BAR  2019

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


  • 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




Ganesh practices in commercial and public law. He has appeared as sole counsel and led by senior counsel in a wide range of matters spanning corporations and financial services, insurance law, employment law, defamation and judicial review proceedings.

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 KC.

Matters in which Ganesh has been briefed include:

  • Asmar v Albanese & Ors; Kairouz v Bracks & Macklin & Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, led by B Walker SC, P Willis SC, AD Lang and J Kirkwood) (Judicial Review): Briefed for the National Executive of the Australian Labor Party in relation to an application for judicial review with respect to the 2020 intervention into the Victorian branch of the ALP.
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Bringans & Ors (Administrative Appeals Tribunal, led by Dr P Bender) (Merits Review, Financial Services): Briefed for ASIC in relation to an appeal against disqualification orders made by a delegate of the regulator against three directors of a financial services business following alleged breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
  • Pinnacle v QBE Insurance (Supreme Court of Victoria, led by T Scotter (Trial) and S Gladman SC (Appeal)) (Insurance): Briefed for the plaintiff insured in a proceeding concerning the construction of a third-party liability insurance policy and associated contractual documents.
  • Gobets Investments v Multi-Wing Group Australia (Supreme Court of Victoria, led by C Gunst KC) (Corporations Law, Employment) – Briefed for the Plaintiff in relation to alleged oppressive conduct and breaches of directors’ duties as arising from wrongful termination of employment.
  • ATC Insurance v United Firefighters Union of Australia (Federal Court of Australia, led by J Kirkwood SC) (Insurance, Industrial Law) – Briefed for the Plaintiff in relation to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct under s12DA of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) and injurious falsehood against the defendant union.
  • Riazaty v University of Melbourne Student Union (Supreme Court of Victoria, led by P Willis SC) (Judicial Review): Briefed for the defendant student union in relation to allegations of oppression and resolutions allegedly passed ultra vires concerning the boycott-divest-sanction (BDS) movement.
  • Theophanous v Darebin City Council (Supreme Court of Victoria) (Led by AD Lang): Briefed for the plaintiff in relation to a dispute regarding electoral signage during the 2022 Victorian State Election.
  • Waterco Ltd v Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (Federal Court of Australia, led by F McLeod SC) (Judicial Review): Briefed for the Commonwealth regulator in relation to an urgent interlocutory injunction and application for judicial review.
  • Wilks v Qu (County Court of Victoria, led by S Mukerjea) (Defamation): Briefed for the plaintiff in a defamation proceeding.
  • Tam v Worksafe Victoria [2023] NSWSC 173 (Supreme Court of New South Wales) (Led by PJ Hayes KC) (Insurance, Judicial Review): Briefed for the Respondent workplace health and safety regulator to defend an application for judicial review.

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

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