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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 the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre.


Artificial Intelligence, New Technology, CPLRC, Law, Regulation, AI

* 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. That paper will be published in Volume 20(2) Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law but an earlier draft can be downloaded here. Michael coordinates Competition Law and Policy, Commercial Remedies, and the new unit Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law. He is a member of 2 working parties at QUT, one investigating the impact of new technology on the law curriculum generally, and the other reviewing the requirements for a minor degree in law and technology as part of the law degree.

Michael researches the intersection of new technology and law, including the regulation of artificial intelligence and its impact on the legal profession. His current research investigates the effect of blockchain and smart contracts on transaction costs, and the effect of technology on legal education. He has published in international journals on the regulation of artificial intelligence, is co-author of the monograph Cross-border Insolvency Law and has also published on manufacturer’s liability under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

Before teaching at university, Michael worked as a lawyer and 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.

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Michael teaches and coordinates Competition Law at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels, Commercial Remedies and the new unit, Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law. Michael has taught Commercial Law, Competition Law and Policy, Commercial Remedies (including remedies in tort, contract and equity), Torts, and Civil Procedure.  As a mark of his teaching expertise, in 2016, Michael became a Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy.

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