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Nick Kotzman

Bar roll 2020 Admitted 2016
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Nick Kotzman practises in all areas of commercial law.

Nick has a particular interest in competition and consumer law, corporations and securities matters, and class action proceedings.

Before coming to the Bar, Nick worked as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in litigation and transactional practice groups. He also served as associate to the Hon Justice Middleton at the Federal Court of Australia, where he gained valuable experience across matters covering the full gamut of that Court’s jurisdiction.

As a solicitor, Nick acted for large corporate and financial services clients, advising on complex transactions and contested mergers.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He is a published author in the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law, and the winner of a number of national and state-wide mooting competitions.

Nick read with Peter Wallis QC and Nicholas De Young QC is his senior mentor.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 12 Room 26

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restraint of Trade
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Environment
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Melb)

Juris Doctor (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

High Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd & Ors v Euromark Limited (Victorian Court of Appeal S EAPCI 2021 0082) - unconscionable conduct, breach of contract appeal - led by P Wallis QC

Next Stage Living Moonee Ponds Pty Ltd v Ardmillan Place Nominees Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 89 – sale of land and assets dispute – led by P Willis SC

Jowett Motor Group Pty Ltd v Pentana Solutions Pty Ltd (County Court of Victoria CI-20-01601) - breach of contract - led by P Wallis QC

Setka v Dalton and Anor (No 2) [2021] VSC 604 – substantive legal professional privilege dispute – led by M Borsky QC and K Loxley

Pentana Solutions Pty Ltd v Titan Dealer Management Solutions Pty Ltd (Federal Court of Australia VID585/2020) – copyright infringement; misuse of market power – led by P Wallis QC

FRP Pools & Spas Pty Ltd v Allnex Resins Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria S ECI 2018 01519) – product liability; insurance claims – led by K Foley

Re Windsor Development Company Pty Ltd (in liq) (Supreme Court of Victoria S ECI 2022 00106) - court approval for liquidator to enter long-term agreement and be appointed receiver - unled

Re Biodental Remin Ltd (in liq) (Supreme Court of Victoria S ECI 2021 01994) – court approval for liquidator to enter long-term agreement, approval granted – unled

Representing employer in discrimination in employment proceedings (VCAT H103/2020) – proceedings dismissed – unled

Somers & Ors v Box Hill Institute (Supreme Court of Victoria S ECI 2020 01535) – discovery dispute

Sigma Company Ltd & Ors v Shams & Ors (County Court of Victoria CI-21-00732) – injunctive relief – led by P Wallis QC

Sigma Company Ltd & Anor v Jestins Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor (County Court of Victoria CI-20-00411) – re-instatement of proceedings – led by P Wallis QC

Advising and representing examinees before compulsory examinations conducted by the ACCC and ASIC

Acting for major logistics employer in employee picketing dispute

Acting for insurer in motor vehicle collision dispute

Advising on breach of contract and shareholder agreement dispute



Commercial Bar Association of Victoria

Tax Bar Association