Ahmed Terzic

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2017
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Ahmed practises in commercial, regulatory and public law.

Before joining the Bar, Ahmed practised in commercial litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. He also worked as an associate to the Hon Justice Santamaria at the Court of Appeal and as a legal researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Ahmed’s commercial law experience includes acting in disputes with a focus on corporations law, insolvency, banking and finance, competition and consumer law, and insurance. His public law experience includes acting in regulatory proceedings and more recently in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in proceedings concerning the application of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from Monash University. He earned a Master of Laws at the University of Chicago Law School, where he focused on constitutional law, bankruptcy and legal theory. He has published articles in the Australian Law Journal, the Australian Bar Review and the Insolvency Law Journal in the areas of equity and trusts, evidence and insolvency. His work has been cited by superior courts in Australia and overseas.

Some recent matters in which Ahmed has been briefed include:

• Commonwealth Treasury Review of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority: independent review of dispute resolution body for complaints about financial firms (led by the Hon Julie Dodds-Streeton QC)

• Pirmax Pty Ltd v Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, reserved): misleading or deceptive conduct and injurious falsehood (led by Chris Archibald QC, with Liam Connolly)

• Barodawala v Perinparajah [2021] VSC 387 (appeal pending): application of discharge provisions in Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) (unled)

• Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle v Insurance Australia Ltd (Supreme Court of New South Wales, ongoing): refusal of indemnity claims under public liability insurance policy (led by Andrew Hanak QC, with Fiona Spencer)

• McCallum v Pitard Consortium Pty Ltd (Court of Appeal, settled): liquidators’ entitlement to expenses (led by Stewart Maiden QC, with Sam Rosewarne)

• Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle v Insurance Australia Ltd (Supreme Court of New South Wales, ongoing): refusal of indemnity claims under public liability insurance policies (led by Andrew Hanak QC, with Fiona Spencer)

• ASIC v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing): regulatory proceeding in respect of alleged fees for no service (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

• Alford v AMP Superannuation Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing): class action relating to superannuation trustees’ duties (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

• Couzens on behalf of the Eastern Maar People v State of Victoria (Federal Court of Australia, settled): joinder application in native title proceeding (with Chris Fitgerald)

• various advices on statutory construction, Aboriginal land rights, negligence, insurance law, real property, and commercial leases (led and unled)

Ahmed read with Tamieka Spencer Bruce. His senior mentor is Chris Young QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Banking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyCommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEquity & TrustsFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInsolvencyInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Implied Waiver of Legal Professional Privilege: A Search for Consistency’ (2018) 45 Australian Bar Review 287
Download (2018) 45 ABR 287.pdf

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Subrogation to the Trustee’s Personal Right of Indemnity’ (2017) 91 Australian Law Journal 736
Download (2017) 91 ALJ 736.pdf

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Turning to Chapter 11 to Foster Corporate Rescue in Australia’ (2016) 24 Insolvency Law Journal 5
Download (2016) 24 Insolv LJ 5.pdf

QUALIFICATIONS

BCom, LLB (Hons 1) (Monash)
LLM (Chicago)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Commercial Bar Association

Ahmed Terzic

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2017
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Profile

Ahmed practises in commercial, regulatory and public law.

Before joining the Bar, Ahmed practised in commercial litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. He also worked as an associate to the Hon Justice Santamaria at the Court of Appeal and as a legal researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Ahmed’s commercial law experience includes acting in disputes with a focus on corporations law, insolvency, banking and finance, competition and consumer law, and insurance. His public law experience includes acting in regulatory proceedings and more recently in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in proceedings concerning the application of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from Monash University. He earned a Master of Laws at the University of Chicago Law School, where he focused on constitutional law, bankruptcy and legal theory. He has published articles in the Australian Law Journal, the Australian Bar Review and the Insolvency Law Journal in the areas of equity and trusts, evidence and insolvency. His work has been cited by superior courts in Australia and overseas.

Some recent matters in which Ahmed has been briefed include:

• Commonwealth Treasury Review of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority: independent review of dispute resolution body for complaints about financial firms (led by the Hon Julie Dodds-Streeton QC)

• Pirmax Pty Ltd v Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, reserved): misleading or deceptive conduct and injurious falsehood (led by Chris Archibald QC, with Liam Connolly)

• Barodawala v Perinparajah [2021] VSC 387 (appeal pending): application of discharge provisions in Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) (unled)

• Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle v Insurance Australia Ltd (Supreme Court of New South Wales, ongoing): refusal of indemnity claims under public liability insurance policy (led by Andrew Hanak QC, with Fiona Spencer)

• McCallum v Pitard Consortium Pty Ltd (Court of Appeal, settled): liquidators’ entitlement to expenses (led by Stewart Maiden QC, with Sam Rosewarne)

• Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle v Insurance Australia Ltd (Supreme Court of New South Wales, ongoing): refusal of indemnity claims under public liability insurance policies (led by Andrew Hanak QC, with Fiona Spencer)

• ASIC v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing): regulatory proceeding in respect of alleged fees for no service (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

• Alford v AMP Superannuation Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing): class action relating to superannuation trustees’ duties (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

• Couzens on behalf of the Eastern Maar People v State of Victoria (Federal Court of Australia, settled): joinder application in native title proceeding (with Chris Fitgerald)

• various advices on statutory construction, Aboriginal land rights, negligence, insurance law, real property, and commercial leases (led and unled)

Ahmed read with Tamieka Spencer Bruce. His senior mentor is Chris Young QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Banking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyCommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEquity & TrustsFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInsolvencyInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSecuritiesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Publication

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Implied Waiver of Legal Professional Privilege: A Search for Consistency’ (2018) 45 Australian Bar Review 287
Download (2018) 45 ABR 287.pdf

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Subrogation to the Trustee’s Personal Right of Indemnity’ (2017) 91 Australian Law Journal 736
Download (2017) 91 ALJ 736.pdf

• Ahmed Terzic, ‘Turning to Chapter 11 to Foster Corporate Rescue in Australia’ (2016) 24 Insolvency Law Journal 5
Download (2016) 24 Insolv LJ 5.pdf

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BCom, LLB (Hons 1) (Monash)
LLM (Chicago)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Commercial Bar Association