Michael Ferguson has more than 35 years of experience in commercial and corporate litigation, with a particular focus on competition and regulation, and antitrust matters.
Michael’s practice encompasses a wide range of industry sectors, including finance, property development, mining, oil and gas, transport, manufacturing and retail.
In addition to advising and acting for clients in corporate, contractual, tortious, interpretation and other disputes, Michael has extensive experience in banking and insolvency litigation and corporate recovery. He advises banks, financiers and insolvency practitioners in achieving the best possible outcomes.
Michael has a specialist interest in competition law issues arising under the Competition and Consumer Act and is experienced in the access regimes established by that and other acts.
Michael’s clients include Racing and Wagering Western Australia, Mitsui Iron Ore Corporation Pty Ltd, Roadwest Transport Equipment & Sales Pty Ltd, CJD Equipment Pty Ltd and various energy, resources and mining companies. He works closely with the firm’s energy and resources team. Michael regularly conducts proceedings on behalf of clients and appears as counsel in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts in Western Australia and the Federal Court.
Michael is a member of The Law Society of Western Australia, the Law Council of Australia and the Competition and Consumer Committee, Western Australia. He is a frequent speaker for Legalwise Seminars and at industry conferences and seminars for the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and Chartered Secretaries Australia.