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to Nov 15

ACC Australia 25th In-House Legal National Conference | Adelaide


The 25th In-House Legal National Conference, presented by ACC Australia, is Australia's largest gathering of in-house counsel.

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join fellow panelists Trisha Mok, Senior Inhouse Counsel, Study Group and Professor Jason Harris, Professor of Corporate Law, Sydney Law School, in the plenary session “Governance for General Counsel in a Post-Hayne World”.

·      What is the immediate impact, and the future implications for the banking and financial services sector? 

·      How will the role of financial regulators change?

·      What flow on effects will we see on legal and practice frameworks?

·      What are the lessons about culture, governance, remuneration and risk management for boards and business leaders across other industries and sectors?

·      Role of General Counsel’s influence internal information flow to the Board and assist with accountability?

·      How can General Counsel drive adoption of these lessons in their organisations?

The broader conference program, with two strong sub-themes of Innovation and Engagement, will include a variety of expert speakers, covering topics ranging from the latest technology and what impact it has on in-house counsel to new ways to engage and influence.

Registration Link

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9:00 AM09:00

Government Solicitors Conference | Law Society of NSW


Each year, the Government Lawyers’ Committee convenes The Government Solicitors Conference which brings together leading experts in the legal profession to discuss important and topical aspects of government practice. This year’s Government Solicitors Conference will be held 3 September 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will speak on Implications for Government of Recent Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries

Following the conference delegates will be invited to attend the Government Solicitor Awards Presentation and networking event from 5.15pm - 6.15pm.

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1:30 PM13:30

Future of Superannuation | Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

Future of Superannuation Symposium hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills on 9 May 2019, 130-5.30pm.

  • Governance (structural)

  • Governance (behavioural)

  • Selling superannuation

  • Remediation/class actions

  • Where to from here?

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will speak on the Class Actions Panel and address how, if at all, the understanding of the deemed covenants by registrable superannuation entities and their directors has changed or will change in a post-Royal Commission world.

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6:00 PM18:00

Post-Hayne: The State of Financial Regulation in Australia | Sydney

Sweeping changes are expected in the way Australia's financial sector is regulated in the wake of the Final Report handed down by the Financial Services Royal Commission. From reforms to the markets for mortgage brokers, financial advisers and super fund providers, to major changes in the way the regulators can enforce their statutory duties, Commissioner Hayne's recommendations will impact almost every part of the banking, financial services and superannuation industries.

This event will distil the key findings of the Royal Commission, highlight areas of regulatory reform and provide an update on the state of financial sector enforcement - both public and private - post-Royal Commission.

A panel of experts will discuss the major developments in regulation and enforcement arising from the Financial Services Royal Commission: 

  • Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW, 

  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel at 5 Wentworth,

  • Miranda Nagy, Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in Class Actions.

Our panellists bring a unique set of perspectives on the state of regulation and enforcement post-Hayne - an event not to be missed.

The details are:

  • Where: Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Level 18, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street 

  • When: Tuesday 9 April 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

  • Cost: Free but donations welcome

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to Mar 29

The Ethics of Data Science Conference | University of Sydney


Hosted by the University of Sydney from 27-29 March 2019, this forum will bring together world-renowned experts to address the current crisis in confidence around algorithms.

From self-driving cars to automated personal assistants, artificial intelligence is well on its way to impacting every facet of our daily lives. Already, industries and governments are relying on machine learning to make important decisions that will have a real effect on the lives of consumers and citizens.

Dominique will speak at the Symposium on accountability, automation & AI in government decision making, to review current research and practice relating to the ethics around algorithms, and to identify solutions for creating a new generation of ethical data science techniques.

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10:00 AM10:00

Law Council of Australia Superannuation Law Conference | Gold Coast

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I will speak at the Law Council of Australia’s Superannuation Law Conference on “Current thinking on the ‘sole purpose’ test for trustees:

  • The use of fund assets for marketing campaigns and sponsorships and to fund the development of new technologies.

  • Duties of trustees in paying adviser service fees from the fund – what should the trustee do to confirm fees can be legitimately deducted from members’ accounts?

  • How trustees are currently interpreting the sole purpose test.

  • The extent to which the Royal Commission has impacted on the sole purpose test.

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to Nov 18

Australian Bar Association National Conference | 15-17 November 2018


Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will be chairing the Regulators Panel at the Australian Bar Association National Conference, to be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 15 November 2018 - 17 November 2018. 


  • Daniel Crennan QC
    Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investments Commission

  • Sarah Court
    Commissioner, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Chair of the Enforcement Committee and the Legal Committee

  • Mark Beilecki

    Registered Organisations Commissioner

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9:30 AM09:30

Royal Commissions Seminar | Adelaide | 7 November 2018


A Jeffcott Chambers Panel Discussion

Royal Commissions - Tips and Traps

Join this experienced panel of counsel in this informal discussion on Royal Commissions. Topics will include

  • The role of Counsel Assisting

  • Preparing your clients for an inquiry

  • Ongoing advice and representation

Questions from attendees will be welcomed.


Chaired by Michael Barnett, Vice-President of the South Australia Bar Association

Drinks to follow in Pommeroys Bar. Please register your attendance HERE

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8:30 AM08:30

CIArb Australia/YLNSW International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2018 | 24 September 2018

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Successfully attracting participants from all across Australia and overseas, this event is a showcase of young legal talent and has cemented its place as a progressive and high quality competition.

John Wakefield, CIArb Australasia Trustee and former President is our keynote speaker.

The Arbitral Tribunal:

  • The Hon Justice Margaret Joan Beazley AO

    President, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW

  • Max Bonnell

    Partner, White & Case

  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

    Senior Counsel, 5 Wentworth Chambers
    International Committee, Australian Bar Association

Mr John Wakefield, CIArb Australasia Trustee and former President is Keynote speaker.

To register, please  click on to the following link :

Date - Monday, 24 September 2018

Time - 6:30 pm - 8.30 pm

Venue - White & Case, Level 50, Farrer Pl, Sydney 2000

Cost - Free event

Catering - Drinks and canapés will be served after the Moot

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8:30 AM08:30

SCEGGS Community "Women Who Lead" Panel | Darlinghurst | 28 August 2018

Four eminent women from the SCEGGS community will come together in a Q&A panel discussion to speak about their thoughts on leadership and the challenges and opportunities facing female leaders. Moderated by Old Girl and ABC journalist and news presenter, Celina Edmonds, the panel will also discuss the shifting roles of women in business, media, technology and science and what it takes to be an effective leader.


The panel will include:

  • Professor Julie Cogin: Julie is the Dean and Head of UQ Business School, University of Queensland and was named one of Australia’s women of influence by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

  • Mia Freedman: Mia is the Co-founder of the Mamamia Media Company and recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Financial Review.

  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC: Dominique is a Senior Counsel and was named Barrister of the Year at the 2016 Australian Law Awards.

  • Philippa King: Philippa is the Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and has been in the Department of Foreign Affairs since 1995.

Date:          Tuesday 28th August 2018

Time:         6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tickets:    $50/person or $40/student. Includes drinks and a light supper.

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to Aug 26

Australian Women Lawyers National Conference | Sydney | 25-26 August 2018


Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will speak on the "New Law" panel at the Australian Women Lawyers Seventh National Conference on 25 August 2018 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.


Mitzi Gilligan of Hive Legal
James Dunn of Proximity Legal 
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Registrations are now open. 


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10:00 PM22:00

Banking Executive Accountability Regime Seminar | Sydney | 2 May 2018


The Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) legislation passed the Australian Senate on 7 February 2018, and will come into effect on 1 July 2018.

The legislation amends the Banking Act 1959 to impose accountability, remuneration, key personnel and notification obligations on authorised deposit-taking institutions. It is intended to make senior bankers more accountable for management decisions, and includes criminal liability amongst its sanctions.


  • Wayne Byres (Chair APRA)

  • Steve Weston (ex-CEO Mortgages Barclays Bank UK)

Comments & Discussion:

  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

  • Chris Parker (Banking & Finance Oath, Ethics Centre)

Session Chair: John Morgan (Allens and UNSW Law)

Wed. 2 May 2018, 8:00 am – 9:30 am AEST
Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place,
126 Phillip Street, Sydney

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1:00 AM01:00

Commercial Issues in Private International Law Conference | Sydney | 16 February 2018

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will present on "Proof of Foreign Law" at the Sydney Centre for International Law's Conference on Commercial Issues in Private International Law to be held on 16 February 2018.

Jura novit curia ("the court knows the law") is a maxim known both to the civil law and common law worlds. However, whether this maxim also applies to foreignlaw is something on which various legal systems disagree. The litigant's burden of having to invoke and prove foreign law continues to prove challenging. Failure to discharge the burden could harm a litigant's case, including dismissal of their claim or defence, or the application of unfavourable forum law. Should judges be entitled to rely on paid witnesses to "spoon feed" them foreign law  that can be found well explained in treatises and articles readily available on the Internet? This presentation will consider troubles with proof of foreign law and consider recent cases from Australian and UK courts, as well as comparative law approaches.

Website: Register Here
Location: Sydney Law School, New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown
Phone: 02 9351 0429


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to Dec 2

Australian Superannuation Funds Association Annual Conference | Sydney | 30 November 2017

Impact Investing is set to force change the finance industry dramatically over the coming years – evolving around complex social and environmental themes, and in many cases harnessing the latest technology.   Will new compulsory disclosures around the Task Force on Climate Financial Disclosures and modern slavery move the dial? 


  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (Chair)

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change

  • Christopher Thorn AM, Partner, Impact Investment, Ernst & Young

  • Kylie Charlton, Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments

ASFA National Conference on 1 December 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

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5:30 AM05:30

Issues for In-House Counsel - UNSW CLE Seminar | 8 November 2017

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This seminar examines issues of current importance frequently addressed by In-House Counsel as a result of increasingly complex roles.  The responsibilities in relation to regulatory obligations are often referred to Counsel within the organisation. The landscape is always evolving and the obligations for listed and unlisted public companies as well as larger private companies are extensive.  The In-House Counsel also has to develop skills to communicate effectively with both internal clients and management.  A deep understanding of the currents in the wider economy are essential to protect your stakeholders from a range of risks.

Managing Corporate Interests in a Public Inquiry
Barrister, NSW Bar, Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW

  • Examples of inquiries past and future

  • Preparing for hearings: privilege, confidentiality, legal representation

  • Use of technology to locate and manage the data

  • Managing costs and insurance

  • Strategic choices in relation to the inquiry - passive/active, reputation management

  • Managing internal decision making and providing instructions

  • Assistance and guidance in relation to substantive materi

  • Anticipating the findings and beyond

Time:              1.30pm – 5.15pm
Venue:            The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney    
CLE points    Four (4)
Category:       Substantive Law

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to Oct 13

ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group Workshop | 12 October 2017

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ANZSIL, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, brings together the region’s leading thinkers and practitioners in all spheres of international law.

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join the ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group as a speaker at its one-day Workshop on Thursday 12 October 2017, as a side event to the International Bar Association Conference held in Sydney between 8-13 October 2017.

Dominique will speak on the role of the G20 and her experience as a delegate to the G20 Business Dialogue (B20) under the 2017 German Presidency.

The final program has now been released. 

The IELIG provides a forum for those interested in international economic law, especially international regulation of trade, investment, intellectual property and monetary law. The work of the interest group covers all areas of international economic law and its implementation in domestic law, embracing both theoretical and practical aspects. The IELIG aims to maintain relevance for practitioners and academics alike and encourages discussion and exchange of ideas among all those involved in this field. 

Register here.

Venue: Sydney Law School
New Law School Building F10
Common Room, level 4
University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus 

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5:30 AM05:30

International Bar Association Annual Conference | Sydney | 10 October 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will present on "What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations?" co-presented by the International Bar Association's Forum for Barristers and Advocates and the Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation Committees, at the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney on 10 October 2017.

What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations? The archetypical advocate appears in court, before a judge, arguing a case and cross-examining witnesses. They are eloquent, engaging and easily able to meet the demands of a dynamic trial process. However, the opportunities for practising in that way are dwindling. The classical trial is now thought to be too long, too expensive and too risky. By contrast, there are increasingly more opportunities for mediation and arbitration. What is the difference? Can the skills of the great trial advocate be used in the mediation room? What are the techniques that must be learned and refined to excel in mediations and arbitrations?

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to Sep 3

Fiji Law Society Annual Convention | Fiji | 1-2 September 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will speak at the 2017 Annual Convention of the Fiji Law Society on the topic "Law as a Profession; Law as a Business - Balancing the Scales".

Contact the FLS Secretary at or Council member Wati Seeto for registration form.

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6:00 AM06:00

Australian Bar Association | London | 3 July 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will host His Excellency Judge James Crawford AC SC FBA, judge of the International Court of Justice, "In conversation" at the Australian Bar Association's Conference in London at the Inner Temple on Monday 3 July 2017.

Dominique was Justice Crawford's Research Assistant prior to entering legal practice, when his Honour was Dean and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney.

Justice Crawford was appointed to the International Court of Justice in 2015. He was the first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission and in that capacity was responsible for the ILC’s work on the International Criminal Court (1994) and for the second reading of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility (2001).  In addition to scholarly work on statehood, collective rights, investment law and international responsibility, he appeared in more than 40 cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and was engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration. In 2012, he was awarded the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law. His recent work includes The International Law of Responsibility (co-edited, OUP, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to International Law (co-edited, CUP, 2012) and Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (editor, OUP, 2012).

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to Jun 1

Governance Institute of Australia | 2017 Corporate Governance Forum | 31 May 2017

The Governance Institute of Australia's 2017 Corporate Governance Forum will be held on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at the Four Seasons Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney. 

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, who appeared for ASIC in the James Hardie proceedings, will present at the late morning panel discussion on "The Practice of Minutes". 

Minutes are an essential part of any meeting and are a key part of an organisation’s history. It is crucial that the quality of minutes is of the highest standard. There is no “one-size fits all” when it comes to minutes. This panel of experienced company secretaries and a legal expert will explore: 

  • Best practice tips for minute taking, including how much detail to include, documenting changes to minutes and dealing with confidential conversations in minutes.

  • The legal requirements and implications you should consider when preparing minutes.

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3:30 AM03:30

UNSW Public Sector Law and Governance | 23 May 2017

An expert understanding of the proper and constitutional role and function of government agencies and executive power is essential for practising public law.  In conducting disputes, litigation and Public inquiries a complex matrix of issues is in play.   Leading practitioners will analyse topics in the fields of: Government involvement in disputes, Agencies engaging in service delivery with new technology and issues in the conduct of public inquiries, all drawing on the underlying powers and principles of public administration, providing a session that will be of benefit for those working within the public sector or involved as a consultant or advisor.

1.30pm - Introduction from Chair - The Honourable Justice John BASTEN, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales

1.35pm - Topic 1:  Issues in Government Disputes and Litigation - Dr Ashley TSACALOS, Partner, Clayton Utz

2.30pm - Topic 2: Issues in Automated Decision-Making - Dominique HOGAN-DORAN SC

3.25pm  - Afternoon Tea

3.45pm - Topic 3:  A guide to public inquiries, for the inquisitors and the inquired into - Angus STEWART SC

4.25pm - Panel and Questions: Lessons from ICAC, Royal Commissions and other forms of inquiry - Justice BASTEN, Dominique HOGAN-DORAN SC & Angus STEWART SC

4.50 – 5.00      Review and close

Cost: $330.00

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8:30 AM08:30

Women on Boards Director's Circle Series "Conflicts of Interest" | 14 & 22 March 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will address the Women on Boards' Sydney Director's Circle series on Tuesday 14 March 2017 (Sydney) and 22 March 2017 (Melbourne) on the topic of conflicts of interest in the context of company directorship.

Unresolved conflicts of interest are a huge risk area for directors. Apart from contravening your legal duties, a director who does not resolve conflicts of interests appropriately is risking their reputation as a director. 

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12:15 AM00:15

Centre for Law, Markets & Regulation Practitioners' Forum 2017 | 10 March 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC addressed the UNSW's Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation's 2017 Practitioners' Forum held today at King & Wood Mallesons Sydney. The Forum included a broad-ranging Q&A with her co-panellists Justice Kathleen Farrell of the Federal Court of Australia and Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, Centre Director, as well as lively discussion throughout the day with practitioner and academic attendees at this inaugural forum, including on 

  • Can Robo-Advisers be Fiduciaries? 
  • From FinTech to TechFin – from Technology-enabled to Data-driven Finance 
  • Tightening the Noose – Directors’ Liability for Illegal Phoenix Activity

Dominique's Presentation (with hyperlinks to recent cases) is now available online (PPT) and is also available as PDF for download.

An extended written paper is available to Forum attendees and may be available on request to

Download Full One-Day program

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to Feb 26

Law Council of Australia 2017 Immigration Law Conference | 25 Feb 2017

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join the Showcase Session: "Accountability Mechanisms - Beyond Merits Review and Jurisdictional Error" at the Law Council of Australia's Annual Immigration Law Conference to be held in Sydney on 24-25 February 2017. 

This showcase session will explore the breadth of accountability mechanisms available for individuals whose lives continue to be affected by government action, such as tort claims, civil liability actions, compensation schemes and Parliamentary process. 

The overall Conference theme is "Competing Paradigms: Australia's Immigration Portfolio in 2017".

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2:00 AM02:00

Governance Institute of Australia 33rd National Conference

"Advocating the Complexity of Corporate Law"

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join the Governance Institute's panel at the 3rd day of its Annual National Conference, to be held in Sydney from 27-30 November 2016.

The panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from the barristers who advocate, advise and represent clients in intricate cases of corporate law. From the bar, hear the insider’s view of Australian corporate law.

Conference details:

Australia’s leading event for governance and risk management professionals

Hear from Australia’s most successful governance and risk management experts at Governance Institute’s National Conference. Our expert speakers will examine how embedding strong governance standards and structures throughout your organisation will lead to enhanced performance.



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