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Israel Cowen

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2013
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Public Law
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Israel Cowen has a broad practice incorporating commercial law, intellectual property and public law

Prior to coming to the Bar, Israel served as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Middleton and as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Moshinsky at the Federal Court of Australia. Earlier, Israel worked as a solicitor at Allens on a range of intellectual property, corporate insolvency and tax litigation matters. 

Before studying law, Israel worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs JBWere. He also has experience in the advertising and public relations industries. Whilst undertaking his Juris Doctor, Israel was an editor of the Monash University Law Review. 

Israel read with Daniel Crennan QC and his senior mentor is Philip Crutchfield QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 34 Room 1

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review



Master of Laws (JD)

Bachelor of Commerce (Mon)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Since coming to the Bar, Israel has advised, and appeared on behalf of, individuals, corporations and government agencies. Some matters in which Israel has been briefed include:

Application for Merger Authorisation by Tabcorp Holdings [2017] ACompT 1 (Australian Competition Tribunal): acted for the ACCC (led by A McClelland QC, with K Anderson, P Thiagarajan and S Zeleznikow)  

Australian Property Custodians Holding Ltd v William Lewski and Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing): acting for corporate finance advisers in proceedings concerning liability for breach of trust and knowing assistance (led by J Slattery)

The Really Good Company Pty Ltd v MAE Pacific Pty Ltd and Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria): acted for the plaintiff in proceedings concerning breach of contract, fiduciary duties and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by D Crennan)

Dahlia (Aust) Pty Ltd and Anor v Fulcrum Management Pty Limited and Ors (Federal Court): acted for applicant in proceedings concerning breach of contract, trade mark infringement and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by C Golvan QC with M Marcus)

GM Holden Ltd and Ors v SSS Auto Parts Pty Ltd and Ors (Federal Court): acted for the respondent in proceedings concerning design infringement (led by E Heerey QC with N Hickey and M Guo)

Proceedings concerning breach of contract (County Court of Victoria, ongoing)(led by S Anderson QC)  

Proceedings concerning breach of contract and directors’ duties under the Corporations 2001 (Cth) (County Court of Victoria,  ongoing)(led by P Gray QC) 

Advices on statutory interpretation and public law issues (led by P Hanks QC; unled)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association