Ahmed Terzic

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2017
print vcard

Ahmed practises in commercial, regulatory and public law. He has a particular interest in corporations law, insolvency, insurance, regulatory matters and appeals.

Before joining the Bar, Ahmed practised in commercial litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne and at 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. He teaches administrative law at Monash University.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from Monash University and a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School. He has published articles in the Australian Law Journal, the Australian Bar Review and the Insolvency Law Journal. His work has been cited by superior courts in Australia and overseas. He is also a reporter for the Victorian Reports.

Some recent matters in which Ahmed has been briefed include:

Commercial law

Pirmax Pty Ltd v Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, judgment reserved) — misleading or deceptive conduct; tort of injurious falsehood — for the respondent (led by Chris Archibald QC, with Liam Connolly)

HungryPanda AU Pty Ltd v Fantuan Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — breach of confidence; inducing breach of contract — for the plaintiffs (led by Jim Peters AM QC and Mark Costello, with Julia Nikolic)

Re Credit Clear Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — oppression; duress; undue influence; unconscionable conduct; misleading or deceptive conduct; breach of contract — for the plaintiff (led by Kathleen Foley SC)

West End Landco Pty Ltd v Medina Property Services Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — contract; construction of commercial lease; force majeure clause — for the plaintiff (led by David Batt QC)

Rayes v Insurance Australia Limited (County Court of Victoria, ongoing) — insurance; indemnity claim under business insurance policy — for the defendant (led by Claire Harris QC)

Insolvency

Barodawala v Perinparajah (2021) 359 FLR 96; [2022] VSC 247 — bankruptcy; application of discharge provisions; fraud exception — for the plaintiff and appellant (unled)

Re DIP Gailey Road Pty Ltd (in liq) (Supreme Court of Victoria, unreported) — liquidation and receivership; determination of remuneration — for the applicants (unled)

Class actions

Equity Financial Planners Pty Ltd v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — contract; misleading or deceptive conduct; unconscionable conduct — for the respondent (led by David Batt QC and Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Alford v AMP Superannuation Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — superannuation; trustees’ duties — for the first and second respondents (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Public law and regulatory proceedings

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)

ASIC v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — pecuniary penalty proceeding; alleged fees for no service — for the respondents (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Couzens on behalf of the Eastern Maar People v State of Victoria (Federal Court of Australia, settled) — native title; joinder application — for the joinder applicants (with Chris Fitzgerald)

• various advices on statutory construction, judicial review, constitutional law, and Aboriginal land rights (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
print vcard

Profile

Ahmed practises in commercial, regulatory and public law. He has a particular interest in corporations law, insolvency, insurance, regulatory matters and appeals.

Before joining the Bar, Ahmed practised in commercial litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne and at 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. He teaches administrative law at Monash University.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from Monash University and a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School. He has published articles in the Australian Law Journal, the Australian Bar Review and the Insolvency Law Journal. His work has been cited by superior courts in Australia and overseas. He is also a reporter for the Victorian Reports.

Some recent matters in which Ahmed has been briefed include:

Commercial law

Pirmax Pty Ltd v Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, judgment reserved) — misleading or deceptive conduct; tort of injurious falsehood — for the respondent (led by Chris Archibald QC, with Liam Connolly)

HungryPanda AU Pty Ltd v Fantuan Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — breach of confidence; inducing breach of contract — for the plaintiffs (led by Jim Peters AM QC and Mark Costello, with Julia Nikolic)

Re Credit Clear Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — oppression; duress; undue influence; unconscionable conduct; misleading or deceptive conduct; breach of contract — for the plaintiff (led by Kathleen Foley SC)

West End Landco Pty Ltd v Medina Property Services Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing) — contract; construction of commercial lease; force majeure clause — for the plaintiff (led by David Batt QC)

Rayes v Insurance Australia Limited (County Court of Victoria, ongoing) — insurance; indemnity claim under business insurance policy — for the defendant (led by Claire Harris QC)

Insolvency

Barodawala v Perinparajah (2021) 359 FLR 96; [2022] VSC 247 — bankruptcy; application of discharge provisions; fraud exception — for the plaintiff and appellant (unled)

Re DIP Gailey Road Pty Ltd (in liq) (Supreme Court of Victoria, unreported) — liquidation and receivership; determination of remuneration — for the applicants (unled)

Class actions

Equity Financial Planners Pty Ltd v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — contract; misleading or deceptive conduct; unconscionable conduct — for the respondent (led by David Batt QC and Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Alford v AMP Superannuation Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — superannuation; trustees’ duties — for the first and second respondents (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Public law and regulatory proceedings

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)

ASIC v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing) — pecuniary penalty proceeding; alleged fees for no service — for the respondents (led by Tamieka Spencer Bruce)

Couzens on behalf of the Eastern Maar People v State of Victoria (Federal Court of Australia, settled) — native title; joinder application — for the joinder applicants (with Chris Fitzgerald)

• various advices on statutory construction, judicial review, constitutional law, and Aboriginal land rights (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