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Dr Michael Guihot

Faculty of Law,
Law School


Dr Michael Guihot
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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PhD (Deakin University), Bachelor of Laws (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section.

Member of International Insolvency Institute (III) NextGen Leadership Group Class V.

Member of INSOL International, a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency Member of the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre.


* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Michael was one of a team of researchers to win a seed funding grant in 2016 to review the regulation of artificial intelligence. As a consequence of the grant, Michael presented a paper titled ‘Nudging Robots: Innovative Solutions to Regulate Artificial Intelligence’ at the prestigious We Robot Conference at Yale Law School in April 2017.

Michael worked as a senior associate with national law firm Middletons Lawyers (now K & L Gates) in Sydney from 1999 to 2006. He then worked as in-house counsel in a global alcohol manufacturing company specialising in the competition law, intellectual property and compliance aspects of the business before starting a boutique commercial law firm in Sydney in 2007.  Michael was managing partner of the firm and also commercial practice group head for 3 years until 2010. He joined QUT in 2015 as a senior lecturer and teaches Commercial and Personal Property Law, Commercial Remedies (involving remedies in tort, contract and equity) and various post graduate units in Insolvency. Michael’s research is in cross-border insolvency. His PhD examined the effect of transaction costs on the decisions involved in governing cross-border insolvency. This area involves aspects of comparative law, conflict of laws, corporations laws, insolvency, and the harmonisation of global laws. He has published in international journals on the uncertainty inherent in cross-border insolvency, including in relation to enterprise groups.  He is a co-author of the monograph Cross-border Insolvency Law published by LexisNexis. He has also published on manufacturer’s liability under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and critical thinking in the law curriculum. Michael recently received a grant to conduct research that will build on his PhD research and deepen the analysis of cross-border insolvency in the United Kingdom and Europe.

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Guihot.


Michael teaches Competition Law at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels. He also teaches both Commercial Remedies and Commercial and Personal Property Law. He is also developing a new subject tentatively titled Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law to be presented in 2018.

Michael has taught Commercial Law, Competition Law and Policy, Commercial Remedies (including remedies in tort, contract and equity), Torts, Civil Procedure, and in Insolvency Law.  As a mark of his teaching expertise, in 2016, Michael became a Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy.

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Guihot.


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