Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has a national practice in corporate and commercial matters including banking & financial services, trusts & superannuation; regulatory compliance and enforcement action; and public inquiries involving governance & integrity issues.

2018 matters

Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries

  • Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

    • Consumer Lending: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aussie Home Loans, from February 2018), briefed by Clayton Utz - more ...

    • Superannuation: Trustee of an industry superannuation fund, briefed by Hall & Wilcox

  • WaterNSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright - NSW Ombudsman's investigation more ...

  • RSL LifeCare Ltd, briefed by PWC & Clayton Utz - NSW Public Inquiry into Charitable Fundraising and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission's investigation & enforcement action (Enforceable Undertaking accepted) - more ...

Regulatory Investigations & Enforcement

  • For major financial advisory licensee in ASIC enforcement action re “fees for no service” & remediation plan - briefed by Sparke Helmore

  • Canberra Raiders Sports Club, briefed by Snedden, Hall & Gallop, Canberra - ACT Supreme Court and ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal proceedings against ACT Gambling & Racing Commission (successfully set aside civil penalty & licence conditions, reprimand substituted) - more ...

  • Registered Organisations Commissioner, briefed by Lander & Rogers, Melbourne - Federal Court civil penalty proceedings against Communications, Electrical, and Plumbing Union of Australia - more ...

  • Husqvarna Australia, briefed by Holman Webb - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigation into Husqvarna franchise arrangements (Enforceable Undertaking accepted) - more ...

Trusts & Superannuation

  • Trustee of major retail bank superannuation scheme, briefed by MinterEllison - re successor fund transfer proposal

  • Trustee of a major retail bank superannuation scheme, briefed by K&L Gates - re insurance governance arrangements

  • Victorian beneficiary of a substantial testamentary trust, briefed by Bradley, Allen, Love, Canberra - Supreme Court of Queensland judicial advice application (distribution directed) - more ...

  • a Queensland financial advisor, briefed by Hall & Wilcox - in re potential enforcement action by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for alleged contraventions of the conflicted remuneration prohibition & SMSF advice - more ...

  • Trustee of an industry superannuation fund in the energy sector, briefed by Sparke Helmore - re its defined benefits pension scheme

Commercial Disputes

  • Supreme Court of NSW termination of winding up: Re Bridgeland Investment - more …

  • For an international distributor of fire safety panels

  • For a wagering operator re contractual obligations following introduction of a new taxClass Actions & Grouped Disputes

  • Various funders & insureds - class actions (continuous disclosure & consumer protection) - prospects & coverage opinions

  • Greek Atlas League Inc - Supreme Court of NSW proceedings re community association elections (orders made confirming result) - more ...

Earlier Cases

Corporate & Financial Regulation

Integrity & Compliance

  • ICAC – Operation Credo (Australian Water Holdings) - for Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, former Chairman of Australian Water Holdings Pty Limited; also acted in successful defence of Federal Court claim by minority shareholders (2014-2017).

  • ICAC – Operation Spicer (Political Donations) - for Sen. the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, former Treasurer, Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) (2014-2016). Also acted in related investigation by the NSW Electoral Commission (2016-2017).

  • Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW - for Chief Executive Officer of state regulator Greyhounds NSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz (2015-2016).