Douglas Gration Portrait

Douglas Gration

Bar roll 2008 Admitted 1990
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Public Law
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Douglas Gration specialises in corporate, commercial, finance and insolvency matters

Douglas has appeared at first instance and on appeal in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia as well as the Federal Court of Australia. 

Douglas was a director of Clarendon Lawyers before signing the Bar Roll in 2008.  From 2001 to 2007, he was the Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation Limited.  He was a director of the Telstra Superannuation Scheme for 7 years and was the senior Telstra executive with responsibility for liaising with law enforcement and national security agencies and on a number of occasions represented Telstra before Senate Estimates and other Parliamentary committees. 

Before joining Telstra, Douglas was a partner in the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He specialised in corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures and also advised on telecommunication regulatory matters. 

In 2006 he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He was the 2011 National President of Chartered Secretaries Australia and previously chaired their Legislation Review Committee. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Superannuation
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Telecommunications
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Privacy



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Science

Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment



New South Wales

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria friendly Society Limited v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited [2018] HCA 43

Wilson v Waigani Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2018] VSC 569

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v DY Logistics Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 558

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Redmond [2018] VSC 458

Burkett v Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd [2018] VSC 457

Murray v Great Southern Managers Aust Ltd & Ors (an Application by Garry James Parker) [2018] VSC 416

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Laszczuk [2018] VSC 388

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Haque [2018] VSC 406

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Lonergan [2018] VSC 357

ABL Custodian Services v Freer [2018] VSC 355

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Quine [2018] VSC 272

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Williamson [2017] NSWSC 939

Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd v Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited [2017] FCAFC 74

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Pekell Delaire Holdings Pty Ltd [2017] VSCA 51

Azizi and Secretary, Department of Employment [2016] AATA 890

Jasmin Solar Pty Ltd v Fitzpatrick Legal Pty Ltd [2016] VSC 631

Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Pty Ltd v Woff [2016] FCA 364, [2016] FCA 248, [2015] FCA 345, [2014] FCA 559, [2013] FCA 1092, [2013] FCA 906, [2013] FCA 613, [2013] SASC 5 and [2012] SASC 173

Cargo First Pty Ltd v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCA 30

ICM Investments Pty Ltd v San Miguel Corporation [2014] VSCA 246, [2013] VSC 621, [2013] VSC 528, [2013] VSC 463, [2012] VSC 509 and [2012] VSC 504

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited v Feldman [2013] FCCA 241

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Storm Financial Limited Federal Court of Australia, case settled

ACN 074 971 109 (as trustee for the Argot Unit Trust) v The National Mutual Life Assn of Australasia Ltd [2013] VSCA 241, [2012] VSC 177, [2011] VSC 519 and [2010] VSC 186

360 Capital Re Ltd v Watts (as trustees for the Watts Family Superannuation Fund) (2012) 91 ACSR 328; [2012] VSCA 234

Environinvest Ltd (in liq) v Pescott [2012] VSC 151

Andale Repetition Engineering v Hoshizaki Lancer Pty Ltd [2011] VSC 496

Olde v Primary Compass Limited [2011] NSWSC

Togito Pty Ltd v Pioneer Investments (Aust) Pty Ltd and Ors [2011] QCA 167, [2011] QSC 21 and[2010] QSC 421

Georges (Liquidator), in the matter of Sonray Capital Markets Pty Ltd (in liq) [2010] FCA 1371

Re Timbercorp Securities Limited [2010] VSC 050

Re United Energy Distribution Pty Ltd [2009] ACOPYT 10

Re Great Southern Managers Australia Ltd (2009) 76 ACSR 146; [2009] VSC 557

Duhs v Pettett [2009] QCA 347

ING Funds Management Ltd v ANZ Nominees Ltd [2009] NSWSC 243