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Damien McAloon

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 1998
  • Commercial Law
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Damien McAloon practises in a broad range of commercial matters

Damien McAloon practises in a range of commercial matters.

Damien’s particular expertise includes contractual disputes, corporations matters and banking and financial services litigation (including security enforcement).

In addition to his general commercial practice, Damien has extensive experience in insolvency matters.  He has acted for secured and unsecured creditors, company directors and insolvency practitioners (in their capacity as receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy).  Damien appears in Doyle's Guide's 2016 listing of the “Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Junior Counsel - Australia” and the “Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Barristers - Melbourne”.

Damien has acted in proceedings in both the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning the operation of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Damien was a Special Counsel at Clayton Utz and conducted a broad range of litigation matters in the Federal Court, all Victorian Courts and other state Supreme Courts.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 6 Room 20

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)

Bachelor of Arts (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Corporations (including corporate insolvency and oppression claims)

Onebev Pty Ltd v Encore Beverages Pty Ltd (2016) 309 FLR 289; [2016] VSC 284 (Corporations: application to set aside statutory demand)

Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd & Anor v Precision Sports & Entertainment Group Pty Ltd & Ors (2016) 10 ACLR 692; [2016] VSC 303 / [2017] VSC 35 (Corporations: oppression (including relief and determination of fair value); duties of directors and officers) [led by M Osborne QC]

Re Tomker Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2016] VSC 656 (Insolvent trading; leave for director to object to tax assessment)

ACN 103 220 766 Pty Ltd (formerly ispONE Pty Ltd) (in liq) [2016] VSC 275 (Corporations: liquidators’ claim for recovery of loans to director)

Carpenter International Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2015] VSC 681 (Corporations: objection to summonses for public examinations)

Re Bill Express Limited (In Liq) [2015] VSC 225 (Unfair preference claim) [led by P Crutchfield QC & S Maiden]

TiVo Inc v Vivo International Corp Pty Ltd (subject to DOCA) [2014] FCA 789 (Corporations: application to terminate Deed of Company Arrangement) [led by P Crutchfield QC]

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Terramyer Pty Ltd (in liq) [2013] FCA 969 (Corporations: application to terminate winding up)

Security enforcement (including PPSA, real property mortgage and guarantees)

Central Cleaning Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd v Elkerton (2015) 321 ALR 181; (2015) 296 FLR 25;[2015] VSCA 92; (Contract: retention of title clause; Securities: operation of PPSA) [led by P Crutchfield QC]

Helms Plumbing v Coulson & Anor [2015] VCC 1566 (Mortgage)

Contract & consumer law

Geemaz Management Pty Ltd v Geelong Motors Pty Ltd[2013] VSC 571 (Contract: whether enforceable bargain) [led by M Robins QC]

APS Group (Transport) Pty Ltd v Glen Cameron Nominees Pty Ltd [2015] VMC 37 (Contractual dispute; application of Australian Consumer Law)


Yang v L & H Group [2015] FCA 932 (Annulment application) 

Moravcik v Giasoumi [2016] FCA 1163 (Annulment application) 

Practice & Procedure

Kelly v Willmott Forests Ltd  (in liq) (No 4) (2016) 112 ACSR 584;[2016] FCA 325 (Representative Proceeding: approval of settlement) [led by PG Cawthorn QC] 

Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd & Anor v Precision Sports & Entertainment Group Pty Ltd & Ors[2015] VSC 717 (Open justice principle; privacy and confidentiality of evidence) [led by M Osborne QC]

Helms Plumbing v Coulson & Anor (No 2)[2015] VCC 1879 (Amendment of reasons; entitlement to indemnity costs)

RSM Bird Cameron Partners & Anor v Crisp[2013] VCC 1776 (Subpoena objection)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Insolvency & Reconstruction Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia