Oren practises primarily in corporate and commercial law. He took silk in 2019. He has particular experience in corporations, insolvency, class actions, equity and trusts, property, and banking and finance. He has represented both class action plaintiffs and defendants. Oren has acted in many major corporate collapses. He also has public and regulatory law experience and has acted for and against regulators.
Oren regularly appears for a wide range of private and government clients (including ASIC and ACCC) in proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, both at first instance and appellate level. He has appeared several times in the High Court.
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Before joining the Bar, Oren worked as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein of the Federal Court, and as a solicitor at Mallesons and Freehills.
Oren won the Supreme Court Prize at Monash University. With the assistance of a Menzies Scholarship Oren completed BCL, MPhil, and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. His BCL subjects were Conflict of Laws, Restitution, International Dispute Settlement, and Global Comparative Financial Law (in which he won the prize) and he was awarded a Distinction. His doctoral thesis was on Conflict of Laws.
Oren is the chair of the CPD sub-committee of the Victorian Bar. He is also chair of the Insolvency Section of the Commercial Bar Association (CommBar), and is a member of CommBar's executive committee.
Oren is consulting editor of the Federal Court Reports and the Federal Law Reports. He is the current author of the ‘Securities’ subtitle of The Laws of Australia. Oren taught Corporate Insolvency in the Postgraduate Law Program at Monash University from 2007 to 2011.
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Date of Admission
01 May 2000
First Signed Bar Roll
24 May 2007
Date Appointed Silk
23 Oct 2019
Division of Bar Roll
Victorian Practising Counsel
BCom, LLB (Hons) (Monash), BCL (Hons), MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.