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Dominic Delany

About Dominic

Dominic Delany is a Senior Associate in the firm’s dispute resolution & litigation group. His practice focuses on advising public and private companies and individuals on a range of general commercial and corporate litigation and dispute resolution matters.

Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2013, Dominic was a lawyer in the litigation department at Baker & McKenzie, and in 2011 was an associate to Justice of Appeal Drummond working on Westpac Banking Corporation v The Bell Group Inc (in liquidation) [2012]  WASCA 157, Australia’s longest running commercial dispute.

Dominic holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies and a Bachelor of Laws with honours from Australian National University and was admitted to practice in 2012. During his studies, Dominic spent two years at universities in China including one year studying Chinese law, language and literature at Tsinghua University. He has also worked in Hong Kong and is a fluent Mandarin speaker. In 2004, he was the recipient of a full scholarship from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

 

Practice focus


Dominic’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • corporate regulatory investigations
  • corporate recovery and insolvency

Given Dominic’s Chinese language skills, his practice has a particular and growing focus upon Chinese-speaking clients.

Experience

Dominic has assisted in a range of matters, including on behalf of:

  • The estate of the late David Coe, the former chief executive officer of Allco Finance Group: in relation to a shareholder’ class action against the company, its auditors and Mr Coe’s estate;
  • Ashe Morgan: in relation to a dispute over an investment and associated litigation in the Supreme Court of NSW;
  • The estate of the late Richard Pratt: in relation to proceedings commenced by Madison Ashton in the Supreme Court of NSW;
  • A private client: in relation to a $40 million claim commenced against that client as guarantor in the Supreme Court of NSW;
  • The former chief financial officer of ABC Learning: in relation to criminal proceedings commenced by ASIC;
  • MH Carnegie & Co: in its defence of misleading and deceptive conduct proceedings brought in the Federal Court by Brickworks and in its cross claim for oppression arising from the cross-shareholding between Brickworks Limited and Soul Pattinson Limited;
  • Private Chinese clients: in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW regarding a convertible note investment;
  • Private Chinese clients: in relation to a dispute in the Supreme Court of NSW in relation to the break-down of a joint venture regarding investment in property;
  • Bettervale Pty Limited: in relation to an urgent dispute heard in the Supreme Court of NSW regarding the termination of a set of sub-leases and subsequent sale of leasehold interest in commercial land in Port Botany; and
  • Ellimark Pty Limited: in relation to proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW regarding the ownership of shares held in the Australian Institute of Music Limited.