Olaf Ciolek

Bar Roll: 2015 Admitted: 2010
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Olaf practises primarily in public and commercial law.

Olaf has advised and appeared on behalf of individuals, corporations and government agencies in administrative law, federal and state constitutional law, trade practices law and general commercial law matters.  He also has experience advising and appearing in taxation and revenue law matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Olaf served as an associate to the Hon Justice Crennan AC of the High Court of Australia.  He was later the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria and an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish of the Court of Appeal.  As a solicitor, Olaf worked in the government and public law branch of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

 

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CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • Olaf Ciolek – is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports

  • Olaf Ciolek – “Techniques of Adjudication” in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2018) (forthcoming) (with Peter Hanks QC)

  • Olaf Ciolek – “The Principle of Legality and the General System of Law” in Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher (eds), The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2017) (with Justice Stephen McLeish)

QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Cantab)

Olaf holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in both science and law from the University of Melbourne, where he received several academic prizes and scholarships.  He also holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholar and Honorary Cambridge Australia Scholar. 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Commercial Bar Association of Victoria;
Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

Olaf Ciolek

Bar Roll: 2015 Admitted: 2010
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Profile

Olaf practises primarily in public and commercial law.

Olaf has advised and appeared on behalf of individuals, corporations and government agencies in administrative law, federal and state constitutional law, trade practices law and general commercial law matters.  He also has experience advising and appearing in taxation and revenue law matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Olaf served as an associate to the Hon Justice Crennan AC of the High Court of Australia.  He was later the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria and an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish of the Court of Appeal.  As a solicitor, Olaf worked in the government and public law branch of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Publication

  • Olaf Ciolek – is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports

  • Olaf Ciolek – “Techniques of Adjudication” in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2018) (forthcoming) (with Peter Hanks QC)

  • Olaf Ciolek – “The Principle of Legality and the General System of Law” in Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher (eds), The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2017) (with Justice Stephen McLeish)

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Cantab)

Olaf holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in both science and law from the University of Melbourne, where he received several academic prizes and scholarships.  He also holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholar and Honorary Cambridge Australia Scholar. 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Commercial Bar Association of Victoria;
Australian Association of Constitutional Law.