CLOUGH, Daniel

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CLOUGH, Daniel

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative law (judicial review)
  • Banking and finance
  • Building, construction and engineering
  • Commercial law
  • Competition and market conduct
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations and securities
  • Equity and trusts
  • Insurance
  • Insolvency
  • Professional negligence
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade practices and consumer protection

Daniel regularly appears in the Supreme Court, Federal Court, County Court and the Courts of Appeal, led and unled.

His particular areas of expertise are in competition law, commercial contract disputes, restraints of trade and directors’, members’ and partnership disputes. He was included in Australia's Best Lawyers (Australian Financial Review) in 2017 (Competition Law.)

He also actively practises in a wide range of other commercial matters including professional negligence, corporate governance, consumer protection and telecommunications, and administrative law and local government.

Prior to signing the Bar Roll in 2004, Daniel was a Senior Associate in the Competition Group of Allens Linklaters in Melbourne and a director in the Telecommunications Group of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. He was Associate to the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Gerard Brennan.

Daniel is the author of Competition Law - The Laws of Australia (2014 Thomson Reuters). He is currently author and editor of Competition Law (Laws of Australia) and was previously author and editor of Restraints of Trade (Laws of Australia). He has published several refereed articles in the areas of competition law, international trade law, law and economics, consumer protection and unconscionability.

He has Honours in Economics at Monash University, Master of Laws with first class honours at the University of Melbourne and was a Kent Scholar at Columbia University Law School, New York. He was an Assistant Lecturer in Economics at Monash University and lectured Economics for Competition Lawyers with Prof Phillip Williams in the LLM program at the University of Melbourne.

Daniel is a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Deputy Chair of the Competition and Consumer Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.


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