Myles Tehan

ADMITTED  2008    BAR  2014

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Myles Tehan, BA, LLB (Hons)(Melb), LLM (Melb)


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Computers / IT
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Credit
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Franchising
  • Guarantees
  • Insurance
  • Land Valuation
  • Media
  • Mining Law
  • Partnerships
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Rent
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices




Myles practises in commercial law, with particular experience in contract, equity, corporations, class actions, trade practices (including competition), insurance and telecommunications matters. In addition to his commercial practice, Myles has experience in matters involving sports law and defamation.

Before coming to the Bar, Myles spent over 7 years as a solicitor and then senior associate in the Dispute Resolution group at King & Wood Mallesons (previously Mallesons Stephen Jaques), working on a broad range of commercial disputes, including arbitrations.

Prior to undertaking his Articles, Myles spent a year as an Aide to two Governors of Victoria – John Landy AC MBE and Professor David de Kretser AC.

Some representative matters include:

  • Misleading or deceptive conduct: Lanhai Pty Ltd v 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd [2023] VSCA 45; [2022] VSC 132; [2021] VSC 587 (led by Philip Solomon KC, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia).
  • Class actions; superannuation: Janssen v OnePath Custodians & ors, Federal Court of Australia (2021, ongoing) (led by Philip Crutchfield KC and Nick De Young KC, instructed by King & Wood Mallesons).
  • Wills; estoppel: Re Connock [2023] VSC 488; [2023] VSC 420; [2021] VSC 122; [2021] VSC 64 (unled, instructed by Hall & Wilcox).
  • Contract; misleading or deceptive conduct; restraint of trade: Reid (and ors) v Slade (and ors), Supreme Courts of Victoria and NSW (2023, ongoing) (led by Sam Rosewarne KC, with Colette Mintz and Karan Raghavan, instructed by McCullough Robertson).
  • Fraud; equitable duties; contract: Directed Electronics OE Pty Ltd v OE Solutions Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 462; [2022] FCA 1404; [2022] FCA 254 (unled, instructed by McClusky’s Lawyers).
  • Purchase of business; breach of warranty: Transonic v Tilakee [2021] VSC 413 (judgment reserved following trial) (led by Jack Rush KC and Nick De Young KC, instructed by MinterEllison).
  • Legal professional privilege: Quebani Pty Ltd v McDonald’s Australia Limited (Appeal) [2023] VSC 439 (led by Rob Craig KC, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia).
  • Telecommunications; contract; misleading conduct: Business Service Brokers Pty Ltd v Optus Mobile Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 774; [2022] VSC 283; [2021] VSC 547; [2021] VSC 310 (led by Gina Schoff KC, instructed by Danaher Moulton).
  • Purchase of business by private equity interests: Food Odyssey Operations v Kasman, Supreme Court of Victoria, 2021 (matter settled during trial) (led by Rob Craig KC, instructed by Hall & Wilcox).
  • ASIC regulatory proceeding; misleading conduct; penalties: Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited [2021] FCA 1062 (led by Suresh Senathirajah KC, instructed by ASIC).
  • Banking; unconscionable mortgage terms: First Mortgage Capital Pty Ltd v Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd [2021] NSWSC 1143 (unled, instructed by Diamonds Solicitors).
  • Employee restraint of trade: Liberty Financial Pty Ltd v Jugovic [2021] FCA 607 (unled, instructed by Herbert Smith Freehills).
  • Competition; administrative review: Application by Flexigroup Limited (No 2) [2020] ACompT 2 (unled, instructed by ASIC).
  • Oppression; corporations: Pacific Dairies Limited v Orican Pty Ltd & Ors [2019] VSC 647 (unled, instructed by DLA Piper).
  • Trusts; equitable duties: Alston v Cormack Foundation Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 895 (led by Allan Myers KC and Ian Hardingham KC, with Justin Graham, instructed by Frenkel Partners).
  • Royal Commission: Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (2018, unled).
  • Contractual interpretation; intellectual property: Apple & Pear Australia Ltd v Pink Lady America LLC [2017] HCASL 83; [2016] VSCA 280; [2015] HCATrans 348; [2015] HCATrans 349; [2015] VSC 617; (led by Rodney Garratt KC, instructed by Hall & Wilcox).
  • Competition; compliance review: Acting as a Compliance Reviewer in respect of orders made by the Federal Court concerning a competition law compliance program (unled, instructed by King & Wood Mallesons).
  • Sports law: acting for an interested party in the AFL Inquiry into the Hawthorn Football Club and an associated Australian Human Rights Commission complaint (led by Justin Graham KC); counsel assisting the AFL Tribunal in the Essendon supplements matter; counsel for various players in the AFL Tribunal, AFLW Tribunal and VFL Tribunal; Tribunal and Appeal Board member for various sports.

From 23 Oct 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation