Nicole Papaleo Portrait

Nicole Papaleo

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2010
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Nicole Papaleo has a general commercial litigation practice

Nicole appears in a broad range of commercial, administrative and regulatory matters. She is experienced in corporations law and matters concerning legal professional obligations, and is regularly briefed by insolvency practitioners and statutory regulatory bodies. She was recommended by Doyle's Guide in the 'Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Junior Counsel in Victoria' section in 2018 and 2019.

Nicole was a member of the Victorian Bar Council and a member of its Counsel Committee in 2019, and was the Honorary Secretary to the 2018 Bar Council and the Assistant Honorary Secretary to the 2017 Bar Council.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 23 Room 12

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Wills & Probate
Tort Law
  • Common Law
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Judicial Review



Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Central Stone Pty Ltd v Algeri & Woods [2019] VSC 848

Hrycenko (by his Litigation Guardian Michael Kornitschuk) v Hrycenko [2019] VSC 700

Re Upmarket Services Australia Pty Ltd (in liq) [2019] VSC 523

P v Melbourne Health [2019] VSC 500

Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety v LRB [2019] VSC 277

Westpac v Webb [2019] VSC 180

In the matter of TCL Airconditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 257

Re 2 Nails Pty Ltd (in Liq) [2018] VSC 745

Victorian Legal Services Board v Jensen [2018] VSC 740

Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation v VTN [2018] VSC 296

Food and Beverage Australia Ltd v Andrews [2017] VSCA 258

Hannan v Zindilis [2016] VSC 723

Zenith 500 Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Adamidis Family Trust) v Stavrakis and Alexopoulos [2016] VCC 1146

McMann v Mawson Restructures and Workouts Pty Ltd, in the matter of Walton Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] FCA 1152

Cheetham v 805 Archer Road Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors [2015] VSC 96

Davey and Australian Electoral Commission and Ors [2014] AATA 355

Jin Song Han v Australian Kung Fu Federation Inc [2014] VSC 36

Financial Ombudsman Services Limited v Pioneer Credit Acquisition Services Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 172

Davey and Australian Electoral Commission and Anor [2013] AATA 794