During 2018 Dominique Hogan-Doran SChas been acting for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia & its subsidiary Aussie Home Loans in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Financial Services and Superannuation Industry.

Dominique has been recognised as a "highly skilled specialist counsel in financial services and related matters, able to draw upon her depth of experience to provide clear and practical advice” and commended by her clients as "an exceptional barrister/lawyer who truly understands financial services.” She has acted for Westpac (Business Bank Division), National Australia Bank financial planner and Macquarie Private Wealth advisor; advised the Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme in relation to the New South Wales government's "Poles & Wires" leasing program of state owned electricity transmission and distribution assets; acted for senior executives and officers in compulsory examinations and private hearings; acted for listed public companies & their directors in relation to continuous disclosure issues and has advised and appeared for both regulators and participants in regulatory enforcement and class actions.

Dominique's notable cases for ASIC include the James Hardie civil penalty proceedings, 2007-2010; [2009] NSWSC 287 and [2009] NSWSC 714 and the Multiplex Ltd Wembley Stadium investigation and subsequent class action (P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd v ASIC & Ors [2008] HCATrans 409; ASIC v P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 123; (2008) 169 FCR 227; P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd v Multiplex Ltd [2007] FCA 1659; (2007) 65 ACSR 239).

Dominique has particular knowledge of the "client money" provisions of the Corporations Act, having acted on behalf of the OTC derivatives customers of MF Global (Australia) Pty Ltd in its winding up (see In re MF Global Australia Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2012] NSWSC 1426; (2012) 267 FLR 27 and In re MF Global Australia Ltd (in liq) [2012] NSWSC 994) and has acted for an OTC derivatives issuer subject to ASIC licence review (2015).

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has acted in numerous Royal Commissions and public inquiries into regulated industries.

Notable cases include:

  • Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption & Governance: AWU/Thiess/John Holland Case Study - acted for Mr Stephen Sasse, former Executive General Manager, John Holland Group, in investigation into his negotiations with the Hon. Bill Shorten MP (former AWU National Secretary, now Federal Opposition Leader) (2015).

  • James Hardie Special Commission of Inquiry - Junior Counsel Assisting the Commission, instructed by the NSW Crown Solicitor. Lengthy inquiry into the controversial James Hardie Group scheme of arrangement and re-location to the Netherlands, establishment of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation, and under-funding of the Group's long-tail asbestos liabilities by approx. $1.8 billion (2004), and for ASIC in subsequent civil penalty proceedings against the directors and officers of James Hardie (2007-2010).

  • Royal Commission into collapse of HIH Insurance Ltd - counsel for international reinsurer Hannover Re, its Deputy CEO and senior insurance manager concerning financial reinsurance contracts entered into with HIH Insurance Ltd, instructed by Minter Ellison (2001-2003) and subsequent High Court challenge to use of evidence by APRA to disqualify senior insurance managers: X v Australian Prudential Regulation Authority [2007] HCA 4; (2007) 226 CLR 630 on appeal from Applicant Y v APRA [2006] FCAFC 37 & Applicant X v APRA [2005] FCA 1288; (2006) 14 ANZ Ins Cases 61, as well as defence of shareholder class action.

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has advised and appeared for state regulators, public officials, and senior executives caught up in many of Australia's most high profile public corruption & integrity investigations. She also confidentially advises witnesses and organisations in relation to their compliance obligations under domestic and international law, with a particular focus on public procurement and the resources sector.

Ms Hogan-Doran is an Australian Delegate to the G20's Business Dialogue Integrity & Compliance Taskforce, and has undertaken advanced study in US and International Anti-Corruption Law at the American University Washington College of Law and participated in the Ethical Leadership in Business Program with the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the University of Melbourne.

Her notable cases include:

  • WaterNSW, NSW's second largest state-owned corporation & licensor and regulator of water entitlements, in investigations into the efficacy of water regulation compliance and enforcement action, by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (2018).
     
  • Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO in ICAC investigations in relation to his former role as President and Hon. Treasurer, Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) - ICAC Operation Spicer political donations inquiry (2014-2016), and in relation to his former role as Chairman of Australian Water Holdings Pty Ltd - ICAC Operation Credo water infrastructure inquiry & related Federal Court claim (2014-2017)
     
  • Deputy General Manager of the City of Botany Bay Council re allegations of misconduct in public office - ICAC Operation Ricco (2017)
     
  • NSW Mine Subsidence Board, a NSW state-owned corporation & regulator of mine subsidence remediation and compensation, in ICAC investigation concerning alleged fraud and inadequacies of contract procurement policies and procedures - ICAC Operation Tunic (2014-2016) 
  • Senior Executive General Manager, John Holland Group in the Trade Union Royal Commission in relation to his negotiations with the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, former AWU National Secretary (now Federal Opposition Leader and Leader of the Australian Labor Party) - Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption & Governance: AWU/Thiess/John Holland Case Study, (2015) and in Australian Senate Inquiry into Foreign Bribery (2016-2018) in relation to his allegations of corruption involving Leightons International.
     
  • Company director re his business dealings with former SHFA senior executive Andrew Kelly in the United Arab Emirates and Cayman Islands: ICAC Operation Vesta Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority leasing practices inquiry (2011)
     
  • ICAC Operation Ambrosia re fraudulent occupational licensing schemes investigation (2005)
     
  • Mr Ken Cripps, Director-General, led by Mr G James QC in ICAC Investigation into evaluation conducted by Public Employment Office of position of Director-General, NSW Department of Community Services (1996)

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC provides trusted counsel to government, multi-national corporations, SMEs, directors and executives on a wide range of cross-border disputes and regulatory investigations & enforcement action.

She is a confidential advisor to witnesses and organisations in relation to responsible business conduct and compliance obligations under domestic and international law, with a particular focus on the construction, resources and financial services sectors.

Her international legal practice includes:

  • Anti-Corruption & Foreign Bribery Law
  • AML/CTF Law
  • Cross-border Insolvency
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Financial Regulation
  • Joint-Venture Disputes
  • Oil, Gas and Resources Investments

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC is a member of the International Bar Association's Regulation Committee, the Australian Bar Association's International Committee, the American Bar Association (International Division) and the Law Council of Australia's International Section. 

Since 2016, Ms Hogan-Doran has served as an Australian delegate to the G20 Business Dialogue (B20), under the 2017 German Presidency (with appointments to the Trade & Investment Taskforce and the Anti-Corruption and Responsible Business Conduct Cross-thematic Working Group) and the 2018 Argentinian Presidency (as a member of the new Integrity & Compliance Taskforce).

Dominique is an accredited international Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2014 she received 100% in the Institute's international commercial arbitration Award Writing examination.