Michael Chaaya

LLB (Hons I), BEc (Hons I)

Michael Chaaya is known for his commerciality and being at the forefront of financial services reform and regulation.

Specialising in superannuation and pensions, life insurance, funds management, financial services reform and regulation, Michael provides regulatory and commercial advice to Australia's leading financial services entities. He is a member of the Corrs Financial Services Industry Division Leadership Team and leads the regulatory financial services practice at Corrs.

On behalf of his clients he works closely with key regulators including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and the Australian Taxation Office.

Michael has published widely on financial services issues and is a regular speaker at industry conferences in Australia and abroad. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and lectures in the postgraduate program.

With a strong involvement in the community, access to justice and pro bono activities, Michael was a finalist for the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW Justice Medal in 2007 and was awarded the Australian Centenary medal for service to the law, youth and community in 2003.

Michael was admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1998.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

The Law of Superannuation in Australia, Looseleaf Contact: LN ML Publishing

Awards & Recognition

  • Leading Lawyer – Financial Services Regulation, Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2013
  • Leading Lawyer – Investment Funds, Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2013
  • Leading Lawyer – Superannuation, Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2013
  • "Provides cutting edge advice on regulatory matters", Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013
Areas of expertise
Superannuation and pensions
Life Insurance
Funds Management
Financial services reform and regulation
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) (Sydney)
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (Sydney)
Professional Organisation
Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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Professional Contact
Tel: +612 9210 6627
Fax: +612 9210 6611
Email: michael.chaaya@corrs.com.au