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Louie Hawas

Bar roll 2002 Admitted 2001
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law
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​Louie Hawas has a broad commercial law practice

Louie's expertise includes contract, corporations, securities, insolvency, property, and commercial leasing. He has also developed a particular speciality in retail leasing. 

Louie appears predominantly in the State Supreme Courts and the Federal Court of Australia but also appears regularly in retail leasing disputes before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  Louie also has experience in commissions and inquests having acted for parties summoned before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse and the Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. 

Louie maintains a full time commercial practice at the Bar and also sits part time as a member on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal having been appointed to that position in March 2016. 

Before coming to the Bar, Louie practised as a solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 13 Room 16

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Laws (Monash)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia