Karan Raghavan

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2012
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Karan has a broad commercial law practice. He also accepts briefs in unfair dismissal and migration matters.

Karan has particular expertise in regulatory disputes, having acted for both respondents and applicants in a number of significant financial services, competition and trade practices matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Karan was a Senior Associate in the litigation team at King & Wood Mallesons. He was previously an associate to Justice Weinberg of the Victorian Court of Appeal.

Karan has published articles in areas such as construction law, contract and legal professional privilege.

Karan read with Paul Liondas. His senior mentor is Suresh Senathirajah QC.

Recent matters:

Cromwell Corporation Limited v ARA Real Estate Investors XXI Pte Ltd [2020] FCA 1492 (preliminary discovery, led by M Borsky QC and M Hosking, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler)

Canaan Holdings Pty Ltd v Canaan Tower Pty Ltd & Anor (injunction to restrain exercise of power of sale under mortgage, led by P Fary SC, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler)

The Trust Company (Australia Limited) v Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Pty Ltd (ongoing) (challenge to rent determination under lease, led by N De Young QC, instructed by Allens)

ACCC v Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd (ongoing) (acting for respondent, misleading or deceptive conduct, led by JC Sheahan QC & N De Young QC, instructed by King & Wood Mallesons)

ASIC v Colonial First State Investments Limited (ongoing) (acting for ASIC, compliance with financial services laws, led by S Senathirajah QC, instructed by Johnson Winter & Slattery)

ASIC v Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (reserved) (acting for respondents, misleading or deceptive conduct, led by JJ Gleeson QC and G Crafti, instructed by Kalus Kenny Intelex)

Freestyle Energy Limited & Anor v Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors (ongoing) (acting for director defendants, shareholder oppression, led by P Liondas, instructed by Sparke Helmore)

*Liability limited under a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

ArbitrationCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEquity & TrustsFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • ‘Failure of consideration as a basis for quantum meruit’ (2016) 42 Monash University Law Review 179
  • ‘Misbehaving Employees and Termination Payments’ (October 2015) 89 (10) Law Institute Journal 36
  • ‘Show me the client: Privilege in pre-proceeding communications’ (December 2016) KWM Insights (co-authored with Domenic Gatto).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)

Karan Raghavan

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2012
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Profile

Karan has a broad commercial law practice. He also accepts briefs in unfair dismissal and migration matters.

Karan has particular expertise in regulatory disputes, having acted for both respondents and applicants in a number of significant financial services, competition and trade practices matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Karan was a Senior Associate in the litigation team at King & Wood Mallesons. He was previously an associate to Justice Weinberg of the Victorian Court of Appeal.

Karan has published articles in areas such as construction law, contract and legal professional privilege.

Karan read with Paul Liondas. His senior mentor is Suresh Senathirajah QC.

Recent matters:

Cromwell Corporation Limited v ARA Real Estate Investors XXI Pte Ltd [2020] FCA 1492 (preliminary discovery, led by M Borsky QC and M Hosking, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler)

Canaan Holdings Pty Ltd v Canaan Tower Pty Ltd & Anor (injunction to restrain exercise of power of sale under mortgage, led by P Fary SC, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler)

The Trust Company (Australia Limited) v Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Pty Ltd (ongoing) (challenge to rent determination under lease, led by N De Young QC, instructed by Allens)

ACCC v Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd (ongoing) (acting for respondent, misleading or deceptive conduct, led by JC Sheahan QC & N De Young QC, instructed by King & Wood Mallesons)

ASIC v Colonial First State Investments Limited (ongoing) (acting for ASIC, compliance with financial services laws, led by S Senathirajah QC, instructed by Johnson Winter & Slattery)

ASIC v Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (reserved) (acting for respondents, misleading or deceptive conduct, led by JJ Gleeson QC and G Crafti, instructed by Kalus Kenny Intelex)

Freestyle Energy Limited & Anor v Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors (ongoing) (acting for director defendants, shareholder oppression, led by P Liondas, instructed by Sparke Helmore)

*Liability limited under a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationCommercialCompetitionConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEquity & TrustsFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Publication

  • ‘Failure of consideration as a basis for quantum meruit’ (2016) 42 Monash University Law Review 179
  • ‘Misbehaving Employees and Termination Payments’ (October 2015) 89 (10) Law Institute Journal 36
  • ‘Show me the client: Privilege in pre-proceeding communications’ (December 2016) KWM Insights (co-authored with Domenic Gatto).

 

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)